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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of September 25, 2013

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Product Detail

Product Description TWINFIX" Ultra 4.5 mm PLLA-HA Suture Anchor with two #2 ULTRABRAID Sutures (blue, blue-COBRAID") with Needles; Part Number: 72202612 Biodegradable suture anchor
Recall Number Z-2238-2013
Classification Class II
Code Info 50373723 50389654 50389655 50397577 50397596 50397599 50397605 50417226 50431744 50431853 50433695 50437528 50440608 50441690 50447116 50447118 50447119 50448227 50454009 50454867 50461412 50467503 50469159 50470653
Product Distributed Qty 1571 US
Reason For Recall Pinholes detected in a small number of primary pouches that may constitute a breach of the sterile barrier.

Event Detail

Event Id 66037
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Smith & Nephew, Inc. Endoscopy Division
City Andover
State MA
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-08-06
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) Canada, Europe: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom, Asia-pacific: Australia, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Argentina, Bermuda, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Israel, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, and Venezuela.