Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC) Is Recalling Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter Due to Shaft Breakage

The Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter is intended to remove small blood clots from peripheral veins and coronary arteries (thrombectomy) to restore blood flow to the heart.

Boston Scientific Corporation is recalling the Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter because the catheter shaft may break at various points along the device, before or during procedures. If breakage occurs while the device is in a patient, pieces of the catheter may block blood supply to the heart or blood vessels. This could result in the need for additional medical procedures, patient injury, or death.

Recalled Product:

  • Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter
  • Model number: 109400-001
  • Lot numbers: See list here at FDA
  • Manufacturing dates: June 11, 2014 to February 19, 2016
  • Distribution dates: June 24, 2014 to March 11, 2016
  • Devices recalled in the U.S.: 17,455 nationwide, including D.C. and the Virgin Islands

Fetch 2 Catheter UPNs

There are currently 21,155 devices on the market subject to this recall.





  • FETCH2 Canada


  • FETCH2 Japan




According to BSC, as part of the recall, all affected healthcare facilities were advised to discontinue use of all Fetch 2 catheters immediately and return unused product to Boston Scientific. Because Boston Scientific acquired the Fetch 2 catheter product line from Bayer Medical Care Inc., all recalled inventory is packaged and labeled as Bayer product. This device was manufactured between June 11, 2014 and February 19, 2016.

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Last Updated: 2016-04-19

BSC Is Recalling Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter Due to Shaft Breakage