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  Class 2 Device Recall VICRYL MONOFILAMENT VIOLET see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 09, 2020
Create Date October 16, 2020
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-0116-2021
Recall Event ID 86437
Product Classification Suture, absorbable, synthetic, polyglycolic acid - Product Code GAM
Product VICRYL MONOFILAMENT VIOLET 4IN (10CM) USP 10-0 (M0.2) SINGLE-ARMED CS140-6 - Product Usage: Intended for ophthalmic soft tissue approximation/ligation.

Product Code: V960G
Code Information Lot/Serial No.: PJ5352 Expiry Date: 07/31/2024  UDI (GTIN): 10705031051324
Recalling Firm/
Ethicon, Inc.
Us Highway 22 West
Somerville NJ 08876
For Additional Information Contact SAME
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Product in the foil package for VICRYL V960 may not match the foil label and sales unit carton. The correct VICRYL suture is size 10-0, 4 inches (10 cm) in length, has monofilament construction, and a single needle. The incorrect VICRYL suture is size 6-0, 18 inches (45 cm) in length, has braided construction, and two needles
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Packaging process control
Action Ethicon issued Urgent Medical Device Recall Removal letter on 9/09/20 via email to responsible Johnson & Johnson Affiliates in affected countries who will be contacting all their impacted primary and secondary consignees and/or end customers. The letter states reason for recall, health risk and action to take: 1. Examine your inventory immediately to determine if you have product subject to this recall onhand and quarantine such product(s). 2.Remove the product subject to this recall and communicate the issue to relevant operating roomor materials management personnel, or anyone else in your facility who needs to be informed. 3.If any product subject to this recall has been forwarded to another facility, contact that facility toarrange return. Please consider including a copy of this recall letter when communicating. 4.Complete the Business Reply Form (BRF) (Attachment 3) confirming receipt of this notice. Customers are required to return unused impacted VICRYL Suture, Product Code V960G, LotPJ5352 subject to this recall that are in their inventory immediately. To receive credit reimbursement, customers must return product subject to this recall no later than December 1,2020. Any non-affected product and any product returned after the date specified will not receive replacement.
Quantity in Commerce 1,032 eaches (OUS only)
Distribution International distribution including the countries of Australia, Canada, Japan, and New Zealand
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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.