What Type of Mesh Patch Was Recalled for Hernia Surgery?

From 2005 to 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recalled Bard Composix Kugel oval and circle mesh patches of various sizes used in hernia repair operations. In addition, in June 2010, the FDA recalled counterfeit flat sheets of surgical mesh marketed under the Bard name, according to the FDA.

The mesh patches targeted by the FDA between 2005 and 2007 were recalled because the memory recall ring attached to the patches sometimes broke, resulting in perforated bowels and recurring intestinal fistulae. The products involved in the 2010 action were voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer; the recall was due to the counterfeit nature of the products, as the FDA explains.