Composix Kugel® Mesh Patch was Recalled Due to Faulty “Memory Recoil Ring” 2018-06-12T16:42:37+00:00

Composix Kugel® Mesh Patch was Recalled Due to Faulty “Memory Recoil Ring”

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Davol, Incorporated, a subsidiary of C.R. Bard, Inc., issued their first recall for their Composix Kugel® Mesh Patch on December 22, 2005. This recall and the subsequent recalls followed alarming reports that the hernia patch’s “memory recoil ring” can break under stress.

The Kugel® Mesh Patch is used to repair ventral hernias. It is usually placed, through a small incision, behind the hernia defect. The “memory recall ring” is used to open the Kugel® Mesh Patch after it has been inserted. The ring allows the patch to be folded for insertion and later, once the patch is in place, to spring open and lay flat.

A Defective Kugel® Mesh Patch Can Lead to Serious Injury and Even Death!

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the rupture of the recoil spring can lead to “bowel perforations (rupture) and/or chronic (recurring) intestinal fistulae (abnormal connections or passageways between the intestines and other organs.)” 

Patients who have been implanted with the recalled Kugel® Mesh Patch are urged to seek immediate medical attention. The symptoms associated with ring breakage are: Unexplained or persistent abdominal pain, fever, tenderness at the implant site or other unusual symptoms.

The FDA has received reported incidents of broken memory recall rings, one of which states that the “broken ring had migrated into the abdominal wall.”


The following table lists all recalled Kugel® Mesh Patch product codes and lot numbers.

Product Code Description Lot Numbers Recalled Date Recalled
0010206 Bard® Composix® Kugel® Extra Large Oval, 8.7″ x 10.7″ All Lot Numbers manufactured before January 2006 December 2005 and January 2006
0010207 Bard® Composix® Kugel® Extra Large Oval, 10.8″ x 13.7″ All Lot Numbers manufactured before January 2006 December 2005 and January 2006
0010208 Bard® Composix® Kugel® Extra Large Oval, 7.7″ x 9.7″ All Lot Numbers manufactured before January 2006 December 2005 and January 2006
0010209 Bard® Composix® Kugel® Oval, 6.3″ x 12.3″ All Lot Numbers manufactured before March 2006 March, 24, 2006
0010202 Bard® Composix® Kugel® Large Oval, 5.4″ x 7.0″ Lot Numbers manufactured before October 2005 (see below) January 10, 2007
0010204 Column 1 ValueBard® Composix® Kugel® Large Circle, 4.5″ Lot Numbers manufactured before October 2005 (see below) January 10, 2007

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has extensive experience in litigating personal injury, wrongful death and consumer class action cases against major drug companies for more than 20 years and is representing individuals who have suffered injuries from the Kugel® Mesh Patch.

Our firm has handled thousands of product liability wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases from many types of drugs against defendants such as Baxter, Bayer, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Pfizer, Schering-Plough and Wyeth. The manufacturer of the Kugel® Mesh Patch is C. R. Bard, Inc. in New Jersey.

We have handled other significant product liability cases for more than two decades, including airline and aircraft faulty parts and products, train and bus product failure, building construction flaws, and innumerable product liability cases involving tainted blood products, pharmaceutical drug injuries and now the Kugel® Mesh Patch.