BD Encor® Breast Biopsy Probe

Important Customer Notice Field Safety Notice

Ref: 2020/966 ICN Number: 966

MHRA 2020/001/020/291/001
Recall Ref: 76


  • BD issued a Field Safety Notice (VT-RAP-19-02-001) in May 2019 related to the Encor® Breast Biopsy Probe.
  • BD has identified an additional 10 lot numbers as being potentially affected by the issue.

Products Affected:

  • Two of these products are available from NHS Supply Chain as:
    NPC MPC Product Name
    FRZ3962 ECPMR0110GBT Biopsy Needle Blunt Tip probe 10G
    FRZ3036 ECP017GV Biopsy Needle Vacuum assisted biopsy probe 7 gauge vertical

Next Steps:

  • Read and follow the full instructions in the Field Safety Notice and share with all users of the affected products.
  • Complete and return the acknowledgment form to

If you have any further questions, please contact your local NHS Supply Chain Customer Service Advisor.

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  • 966 BD Encor Breast Biopsy Probe Field Safety Notice

    A PDF document detailing the field safety notice for ICN 966.