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Class 2 Device Recall TEV Sutures

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  Class 2 Device Recall TEV Sutures see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 06, 2007
Date Posted July 17, 2007
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 14, 2008
Recall Number Z-1017-2007
Recall Event ID 38220
510(K)Number K001434  K021019  K001440  
Product Classification Sutures - Product Code GAM
Product Various Types and Sizes of Polyethylene Synthetic Nonabsorable Sutures-Polyester, TEV GN BR 0 TC-43/HR 262N, Catalog #833-114
Code Information Polyester, TEV GN BR 0 TC-43/HR 262N, Catalog #833-114, Lot #21486, 21487, 21488, 23468, 23469, 41910 & 55380.
Recalling Firm/
Teleflex Creek Dr
4024 Stirrup Creek Dr
Durham NC 27703-9000
For Additional Information Contact Michael Crader
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Suture Diameter/Strength specification failure: The products may not meet their final specifications for suture diameter and/or strength which could lead to premature breakage.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Consignees were notified by letter on/about 06/07/2007. They were advised to cease use, remove and quarantine all affected product immediately. Affected products are to be returned to Teleflex Medical. An Acknowledgement & Stock form was included to be completed and returned via fax to Teleflex Medical.
Quantity in Commerce 1920 units total for all types of sutures
Distribution Worldwide-, USA including states of CO, FL, IL, IN, MA, and OH, and Countries of Canada, France and Germany
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 = GENZYME CORP.
510(K)s with Product Code = GAM and Original Applicant = GENZYME SURGICAL PRODUCT (GENZYME BIOSURGERY)