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Class 2 Device Recall WECK Visistat

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  Class 2 Device Recall WECK Visistat see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 18, 2016
Create Date December 14, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 24, 2017
Recall Number Z-0764-2017
Recall Event ID 75735
Product Classification Staple, removable (skin) - Product Code GDT
Product WECK Visistat 35W, Disposable Skin Stapler, Rx Only, Sterile, Teleflex Medical, NC 27709.

The intended use of the Visistat stapler is to close lacerations on the outer layer of the dermis for a wide range of general, thoracic, obstetric, gynecological, orthopedic, cardiovascular, urological, and plastic surgical procedures.
Code Information Product Code: 528235, Lot numbers: 73C1600693, 73G1500681, 73H1500255, 73H1500256, 73K1500618, 73L1400006 and 73M1500130.
Recalling Firm/
Teleflex Medical
2917 Weck Dr
Research Triangle Park NC 27709-0186
For Additional Information Contact Alice Harper
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Sterility Deficiency: The packages are not sealed properly and thus the sterility is not assured.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Packaging process control
Action The firm, Telexflex Medical, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTIFICATION" letter dated 11/18/2016 to its Consignees/Customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to immediately discontinue use and quarantine any affected products; complete and return the Recall Acknowledgement Form by fax to 1-855-419-8507, Attn: Customer Service or email to: recalls@teleflex.com (even if you do not have any affected product) and return the product with the completed Recall Acknowledgement Form. A customer service representative will contact you with a RGA # and provide instructions for the return of the product. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact your local sales representative or Customer Service at 1-866-246-6990.
Quantity in Commerce 96,402 units (9,120 ea US, 87,282 ea OUS)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution- U.S. (Nationwide) and countries of: Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.