Recall of Device Recall Grafix Tendon Stripper

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
    Expander, Surgical, Skin Graft - Product Code FZW
  • Reason
    There is a possibility that the device may exhibit hydrogen embrittlement in the material and are subject to potential breakage.
  • Action
    Recall Notification Letters were sent to customers on January 29, 2010. Customers were requested to complete and return a Customer Response Form indicating the number of products available for return and number distributed. Each distributor was asked to notifiy their customers if the product was further distributed.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers 11708A, 11708B, 11708C, 11708D, 11708E
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distributed throughout U.S. and Internationally to Arab Emirates, Belgium, Canada, China, Columbia, Cyprus, Germany, Denmark, Egypt, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lithuania, Morocco, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, El Salvador, Thailand, Taiwan and Viet Nam. Domestic Distribution to CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MT, NY, OH, PA, TX, and WA.
  • Product Description
    CONCEPT GRAFIX TENDON STRIPPER. REF TS8850. 7.0MM, QTY 1. Rx Only, Non-Sterile, Made In USA.
  • Manufacturer


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