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Class 2 Device Recall Nonabsorbable Surgical Suture

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 Class 2 Recall
Nonabsorbable Surgical Suture
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Date Posted May 07, 2014
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-1555-2014
Recall Event ID 67711
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Suture, Nonabsorbable, Synthetic, Polyamide - Product Code GAR
Product Nonabsorbable Surgical Suture, U.S.P., Sterile - Do Not Resterilize, Deknatel. Indicated for use in soft tissue approximation.
Code Information Product Code 1154654 - Lot 02K0801212
Recalling Firm/
Teleflex Medical
4024 Stirrup Creek Dr
Durham, North Carolina 27703-9000
For Additional Information Contact Michael T. Taggart
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Product does not meet minimum needle attachment strength requirements; thus, the needle can become detached from the suture during use.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
OTHER/UNDETERMINED: Under Investigation by the firm
Action Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification letters were issued on March 11, 2014 to consignees. The letter requested that customers discontinue use and quarantine any product on hand. The attached Recall Acknowledgment Form should be completed and returned to Teleflex regardless of whether affected product is on hand or not. Once received a customer service representative will contact customers with instructions on how to return the affected product. Questions should be directed to Customer Service at 1-866-246-6990.
Quantity in Commerce 32,271 ea.
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- USA, including the states of AL, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NV, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, and WI; and countries of Canada, Germany, and Ireland.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = GAR and Original Applicant = DEKNATEL, INC.