Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall MONOCRYL (poliglecaprone 25 ) Suture

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por Ethicon, Inc..

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

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  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fecha de finalización del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Absorbable Polyglycolic Synthetic Suture - Product Code GAM
  • Causa
    Sterility issue: the firm decided to remove the product because it cannot assure the sterility of the products due to a failure in the sterilization process.
  • Acción
    Urgent Voluntary Product Recall notification letters were sent via UPS Next Day Air with receipt on February 2, 2009. Letters were sent to customers, Directors of Surgical Services, Director of Risk Management, Materials Manager and Distributors. The letters requested that customers immediately discontinue use of the products with lot numbers listed. Customers are to identify and return only the boxes identified in the attached tables. The affected product should be returned to Ethicon via the pre-paid authorized shipping label. Customers that are not returning affected product should mail the enclosed business reply card to Ethicon. Customers should direct questions regarding this recall to 1-888-202-3694 or their Ethicon sales representative. 5/13/09: It was discovered that a lot of PDS II sutures that had been previously identified as affected but not distributed, were mistakenly distributed. Revised letters including this number were sent to 25 customers on 5/13/09.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lot #  APZ334,  APM964,  APM965,  APZ063,  APZ155,  APZ156, and  APZ476.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Luxemburg, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
  • Descripción del producto
    MONOCRYL (poliglecaprone 25 ) Suture, || Ethicon Inc., A Johnson & Johnson Company, Somerville, NJ || Sutures are intended for general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Ethicon, Inc., US Highway 22 West, Somerville NJ 08876
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Source