Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de ETHICON

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.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
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  • 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
    Instrument, surgical, disposable - Product Code KDC
  • Causa
    Ethicon mersilene" tape (also referred to as mersilenetm polyester fiber strip or mersilenetm fiber ligature) products are being recalled since a group of mersilene" tape product codes are being supplied with an incorrect instructions for use (ifu) insert.
  • Acción
    Ethicon Inc. sent an Urgent - Medical Device Correction Notification dated August 1, 2016, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. ACTION REQUIRED: 1. Examine your inventory immediately to determine if you have product subject to this correction on hand and locate such product(s). Refer to Attachment 2 for the Product Identification Tool to identify the products that are subject to this correction by using package labels. 2. Please read Attachment 1 included within this letter thoroughly - MERSILENE" Tape Instructions for Use (IFU). 3. Ensure all users are aware of the issue by distributing this notice to all users of the Ethicon MERSILENE" Tape devices in your facility. 4. Replace the existing incorrect MERSILENE" Suture Instructions for Use (IFU) with the MERSILENE"Tape Instructions for Use (IFU) provided in Attachment 1 and dispose of the incorrect MERSILENE" Suture Instructions for Use (IFU) per your internal procedures. 5. Complete the Business Reply Form (BRF) (Attachment 3) confirming receipt of this notice and fax or email it to Stericycle at 1- (866) 723-2836 or within three (3) business days. Please return the BRF even if you do not have product subject to this correction. 6. Keep this notice visibly posted with product subject to this correction in your facility for awareness. For further questions, please call (908) 218-0707.


  • Modelo / Serial
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) Distribution including Puerto Rico.
  • Descripción del producto
    ETHICON MERSILENE" Tape || (also referred to as MERSILENETM Polyester Fiber Strip or MERSILENETM Fiber Ligature)
  • Manufacturer


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