Recall of 30 Black Mono Nylon Suture

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Surgical Specialties Corp.

What is this?

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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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 3
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    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.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Suture - Product Code GAR
  • Reason
    Mislabeled product - labeled as 3-0 black mono nylon contains 4-0 black braided silk suture.
  • Action
    The recalling firm issued a Recall letter dated 9/9/08 to its customers. The letter informed the customers of the problem, the need to conduct a sub-recall, and return the product. Contact Surgical Specialties Corp. at 1-610-404-1000 for assistance.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot number M335870
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    USA--AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, TN, TX, VA, and WA. OUS: Australia, Canada, and Fiji Islands.
  • Product Description
    3-0 Black Mono Nylon Suture, 12 units per box. product number 925B. The product intended for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation including use in ophthalmic procedures.
  • Manufacturer