by Brendon Nafziger
, DOTmed News Associate Editor | May 06, 2011
Boston Scientific said this week a stolen batch of endoscopy and women's urology products could pose an infection risk, as the products are wrongly labeled.
The Natick, Mass.-based device company said thieves stole the products while they were being delivered to a sterilization facility some time between April 8 and April 11.
The danger comes from the labeling: the devices bear labels saying they've been sterilized, even though they never made it to the facility, according to a note on the company's website.
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The company asks purchasers to be vigilant about suspicious transactions. One tip off the Boston Scientific gives for hot goods is the classic one: unusually low prices.
But the company said only 15 specific lots are affected. For a full list of affected products and UPN and batch numbers, check out the company's warning letter here: http://www.bostonscientific.com/templatedata/imports/collateral/CustomerNotifications/letter-april-2011.pdf
If you suspect you have any of these devices, call Boston Scientific at 866-868-4004.