December 8, 2005

Boston Scientific recalls heart devices

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Boston Scientific Corp. said on Thursday it is voluntarily recalling all of its Flextome Cutting Balloon systems, products used to help cut through fatty deposits in heart arteries, because of a malfunction that could require additional surgery.

The company said it was recalling about 40,000 devices and said the move does not affect patients who have received treatment with the recalled devices.