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Class 2 Device Recall Panacryl Absorbable Suture

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  Class 2 Device Recall Panacryl Absorbable Suture see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 16, 2006
Date Posted May 27, 2006
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 07, 2006
Recall Number Z-0907-06
Recall Event ID 34682
510(K)Number K964345  K974299  
Product Classification suture - Product Code GAM
Product Panacryl Synthetic Absorbable Suture. Poly(L-lactide/glycolide) Suture. Undyed (white), braided, this suture is a synthetic absorbable sterile surgical suture composed of a copolymer of 95% lactide and 5% glycolide. The suture is coated with a copolymer composed of 90% caprolactone and 10% glycolide.
Code Information All codes.  MH2548, MH2549, MH2550, MH2744, MH2745, MH7477, MH7478, MH7479, MH7481, MH7482, MH7495, MH7636, MH7637, MH7638, MH7703R, MH7708, MH7709, MH7710, MJ2180, MJ2181, MJ2182, MJ2213, MJ2214, MJ2739, MJ2740, MJ2741R, MJ2742R, MJ2743R, MJ2789, MJ7119, MJ7120, MJ7121R, MJ7330, MJ7331, MJ7332, MJ7363, MJ7364, MJ7365, MJ7706, MJ7707, MJ7826, MJ7827, MJ7886, MJ7900R, MJ7901R, MJ7902R, MJ7969, MJ7970, MJ7971, MJ7975, MJ7976, MJ7978, MJ7979, MJ7980, MJ7981, MJ7982, MJ7983, MJ7984, MJ7985, MJ7986, MJ7990, MJ7991, MJ7993, MJ7994, MJ8013, MJ8018, MJ8019, MJ8020R, MJ8021, MJ8022R, MJ8023R, MK2185, MK7186, MK7269, MK7343, MK7344, MK7376, MK7468, MK7469, MK7471, MK7472, MK7473, MK7474, MK7477, MK7478, MK7479, MK7480R, MK7481, MK7482, MK7483, MK7484, MK7486, MK7487, MK7501, MK7502, MK7503, MK7504, MK7505, MK7506, MK7507, MK7564, MK7565, MK7566, MK7567, MK7634, MK7822, MK7824, MK8014, MK8015, MK8016, MK8017, MK8023, MK8024, ML2020, ML2191, ML2941, ML7175R, ML7250, ML7424, 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Recalling Firm/
Ethicon, Inc.
US Highway 22 West
Somerville NJ 08876
For Additional Information Contact Cindy L. Crosby
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The unique absorption profile of Panacryl in the suture could act as a foreign body so that surgeons should consider its use in specific situations.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Customer notification letter was sent out on 3/28/2006 alerting the customer to the problem with the suture.
Quantity in Commerce 1,061,712 sutures
Distribution There were 2202 customers in the US and 10 international customers. This product is no longer being marketed by Ethicon. Its last shipment was 7/1/2002. There are US Military and VA Hospitals included. All International customers are the J&J Medical Products Distribution Ctrs located in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, 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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = GAM and Original Applicant = ETHICON, INC.