Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Syneture Sofsilk

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 Covidien LP.

¿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.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • 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
    Suture, nonabsorbable, silk - Product Code GAP
  • Causa
    Potential for the sterile barrier to be breached compromising the sterility of the product.
  • Acción
    Covidien sent an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL letter dated June 3, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to immediately identify and quarantine all affected inventory. Distributors who further distributed the affected product were instructed to forward the letter to their customers who received the affected product. Customers were instructed to contact Covidien Customer Service at or (800) 722- 8772, option 1, to obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) prior to returning the affected product. Customers were also asked to complete the attached product recall form in its entirety and fax the form to 203-822-6009 and include a copy with products being returned. If customers did not have any of the affected product they were to simply return the recall form via fax or email indicating they had zero units. For any questions regarding this recall customers were to contact their Covidien Representative or Covidien Quality Assurance at 203-492-5232.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lot Code Number:  D1D0366X
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and the countries of Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Singapore
  • Descripción del producto
    Syneture Sofsilk 5/0 BLACK 5 X 18" CV-22 D*TACH || non-absorbable silk sutures || GS43M || Sofsilk is intended for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in the cardiovascular, ophthalmic, microsurgery and neurological surgery
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Covidien LP, 60 Middletown Ave, North Haven CT 06473-3908
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.
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