Recall of Device Recall DuraGen Suturable DuraGen Dural Regenerative Matrix

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Integra LifeSciences Corporation.

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 2
  • 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
    Dura substitute - Product Code GXQ
  • Reason
    Due to the process deviation, product lots in question may have been released with higher levels of pyrogens than permitted by the specifications for the products.
  • Action
    The firm, Integra, sent an "URGENT: MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated April 9, 2013, to all US, Canada, and non-EU Integra consignees/customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to verify if they have any lots of the listed product, if so, STOP using that product; remove the product from service; and promptly complete and return the PRODUCT RECALL RETURN ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM via Email: or FAX to : 1-609-275-9445. Customer Service department will contact you to return and replace the product. "However, if you have already implanted or used collagen sponge products affected by this recall, we recommend you monitor the patient for a fever in the immediate postoperative period according to the standard hospital or clinician protocol." For assistance or any other questions that you may have, please contact Customer Service at 1-855-532-1723.


  • Model / Serial
    1125682, 1125681 1125817, 1125983, 1126018 1126019, 1130641 1130642, 1110848, 1110849 1111883, 1111354, 1111884 1111936, 1112151 1110256, 1111355
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) including Puerto Rico and countries of: Arab Emirates, Argentina, Belgium, Brasil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, Spain, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Peru, Singapore, Thailand, and South Africa.
  • Product Description
    Suturable DuraGen Dural Regenerative Matrix || Suturable DuraGen Dural Regenerative Matrix is an absorbable implant for repair of dural defects. Suturable DuraGen is an easy to handle, soft, white, pliable, nonfriable, porous collagen matrix with a mechanically strengthened collagen component. Suturable DuraGen is supplied sterile, non-pyrogenic, for single use in double peel packages in a variety of sizes. Suturable DuraGen may be applied using either on-lay or suturing techniques depending on clinical need and surgeon preference.
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