Field Safety Notices about Trauma DHSIDCS lmpactor Tip

According to Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (via FOI), this field safety notices involved a device in Slovenia that was produced by Synthes GmbH.

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Field safety notices are communications sent out by medical device manufacturers or their representatives in relation to actions that they may be taking in relation to their product that is on the market. These are mainly for health workers, but also for users. They can include recalls and alerts.

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  • Type of Event
    Field Safety Notice
  • Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from Slovenia is current through February 2019. All of the data comes from the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (via FOI), 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 Slovenia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    There is a lack of proof of material biocompatiiity for the insert for dhs/dcs lmpactor no. 338.280. single (part number 338260) used in the existing product (lots specified) (polyamide 6.6 with 20% carbon fiber reinforcement. tecamid 66 cf 20). no compatibility testing has ever been completed by synthes for this material and no evidence was found that it has been completed by other entities.


  • Model / Serial
    336.260 & 338.280
  • Manufacturer