Recall of Device Recall GENESYS Cross FT Suture Anchor with Two 2 (5 metric) HIFI Sutures

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

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
    Fastener, fixation, biodegradable, soft tissue - Product Code MAI
  • Reason
    Incorrect blue/white suture was used.
  • Action
    ConMed Linvatec sent an "URGENT: Medical Device Recall Notification" letter by FedEx next day delivery on March 6, 2013, to notify all direct consignees of the recall. If the account no longer had the product in possess, they were asked to respond via a reply form or to contact ConMed Linvatec Customer Service to obtain a Service Request number for return and credit of unused unopened product. All returned product for this action would be identified, segregated and quarantined per the firm's procedures. Any returned product not part of the recall will be dispositioned in accordance with the firm's procedures. Please accept our sincere apology for any inconvenience this action may have caused . Should you have any questions please contact our Customer Service department at (800) 237-0169.


  • Model / Serial
    Product Number CFBC-4502, Lot #431437
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Distribution including the states of FL, KY, LA, MI, NC, and NY.
  • Product Description
    GENESYS Cross FT Suture Anchor with Two #2 (5 metric) Hi-FI Registered Trade Mark Sutures Rx Only STERILE EO CONMED LINVATEC REF CFBC-4502. || Reattachment of soft tissue to bone in orthopedic surgical procedures
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Linvatec Corp. dba ConMed Linvatec, 11311 Concept Blvd, Largo FL 33773-4908
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source