According to L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), this recall involved a device in France that was produced by B BRAUN MEDICAL laboratory.

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A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Notes / Alerts
    French data is current through early September 2018. All of the data comes from L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and France.
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  • Action
    On 10/04/2009, laboratory B BRAUN MEDICAL SAS withdrew from the market lot 51544817 of the reference KH357R of the medical device called Target TARGON PF (TARGON PF AIMING BOW), manufactured by Aesculap AG (Germany) as a result of the highlighting an incorrect hole in the viewfinder (tool allowing intramedullary nail fixation for femur fractures). Fixing the nail can not be achieved. The B BRAUN MEDICAL SAS laboratory has directly notified the recipients of the offending batch using the message attached (14/04/2009) (16 KB) validated by Afssaps. This information is addressed to the directors and correspondents of materiovigilance for diffusion if necessary to the services concerned. The competent European authorities (concerned) are informed of this measure by the manufacturer.