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 Class 1 Recall
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Date Posted November 16, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated on September 11, 2014
Recall Number Z-0293-2013
Recall Event ID 63322
Premarket Approval
PMA Number
Product Classification Agent, Absorbable Hemostatic, Collagen Based - Product Code LMF
Product ETHICON SURGIFLO HEMOSTATIC MATRIX Distributed by ETHICON ETHICON, Inc. Somerville, NJ 08876, USA SURGIFLO Hemostatic Matrix is a topical absorbable hemostat consisting of a flowable gelatin matrix (paste). This kit also contains components necessary for preparing and applying the matrix during surgery. SURGIFLO Hemostatic Matrix, mixed with sterile saline or thrombin solution, is indicated in surgical procedures (other than ophthalmic) as an adjunct to hemostasis when control of bleeding by ligature or other conventional methods is ineffective or impractical.
Code Information PMA number P990004 Medical Device Listing Number D100622 Product Code: 2991 Lot # 239091 Exp Mar-13 Lot # 238783 Exp Sep-13 Lot # 238635 Exp Mar-13 Lot # 237498 Exp Mar-13 Lot # 237119 Exp Mar-13 Lot # 235488 Exp Jan-13
Recalling Firm/
Ethicon, Inc.
US Highway 22 West
Somerville, New Jersey 08876
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
SURGIFLO Hemostatic Matrix Kit & SURGIFLO Hemostatic Matrix Kit with Thrombin have an issue within the packing process where a cut could potentially breach the double Tyvek pouch of the packaging.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Ethicon Inc. sent an Urgent Product Information letter dated August 21, 2012, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to inspect their inventory to determine if they have any of the affected product. Affected product should be returned for replacement to Stericycle using the enclosed pre-paid shipping label. Customers with questions should call 1-877-384-4266 or contact their Ethicon Biosurgery Sales Representative. For questions regarding this recall call 877-384-4266.
Quantity in Commerce 45,200
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and the countries of Russia, China, and the European Union.
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.
PMA Database PMAs with Product Code = LMF and Applicant = ETHICON LTD.
PMAs with Product Code = LMF and Applicant = ETHICON, INC.
PMAs with Product Code = LMF and Applicant = FERROSAN MEDICAL DEVICES A/S