Wednesday, December 20, 2023


Olympus Recalls Bronchofiberscopes and Bronchovideoscopes

CVM is sharing this announcement because these devices may be used in veterinary settings.

Olympus Corporation of the Americas is recalling bronchofiberscopes and bronchovideoscopes because they can lead to burns and fire.

Using the bronchoscopes may cause serious adverse health consequences including critical burns in a person’s airways or lungs, airway bleeding, trouble breathing, apnea, loss of consciousness, or death.

Please be aware, this recall is a correction, not a product removal.

The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death. 


If you have questions about this recall, contact Olympus at 1-800-848-9024 (option 1)

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