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Class 2 Device Recall Pilling Knife Handle

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  Class 2 Device Recall Pilling Knife Handle see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 26, 2014
Date Posted October 16, 2017
Recall Status1 Completed
Recall Number Z-0039-2018
Recall Event ID 78207
Product Classification Handle, scalpel - Product Code GDZ
Product Pilling Knife Handles:
a) REF 352950
b) REF 352953
c) REF 352951
d) REF 352957
e) REF 352952 :

Reusable surgical knife handles, which are intended for use with blades which are inserted into a slot in the handle.
Code Information a) REF 352950: Lot numbers: D6, J6, E6, F6, G6, H6, I6 b) REF 352953: Lot numbers: I6, B6, E6  c) REF 352951: Lot numbers: I6, J6 d) REF 352957: Lot numbers: A6, B6, B7, K6, L6 e) REF 352952: Lot numbers: H6 
Recalling Firm/
Teleflex Medical
2917 Weck Dr
Research Triangle Park NC 27709-0186
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The knife handles slot depth is out of specification, so blades may not fit on the handles properly.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action The firm, Teleflex, sent an "Urgent Medical Device Recall 1st Notification" letter dated 09/26/2017 to its customers by FedEx 2-day. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. All affected consignees are instructed to take the following actions: "1. If you have affected stock, immediately discontinue use and quarantine any products with the product codes and lot numbers listed above. 2. To return product, complete the enclosed Recall Acknowledgement Form and fax it to 1-855-419-8507, Attn: Customer Service or email to recalls@teleflex.com. This will allow us to document the amount of product you have on hand for return. A customer service representative will contact you with a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) Number and will provide instructions for the return of products to Teleflex Medical. 3. If you have no affected stock, please complete the enclosed Recall Acknowledgment Form and fax it to 1-855-419-8507, Attn: Customer Service or email to recalls@teleflex.com. This will allow us to document your receipt of this letter." 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 6197 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: US (Nationwide) and countries of: Canada, France, Taiwan, Argentina, Australia, S. Korea, Belgium, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Philippines 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.