Recall of Device Recall LifeLiner

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc..

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
    Dress Surgical - Product Code FYE
  • Reason
    Lifeliner stick and cut resistant gloves are being recalled because cases and individual glove packages were mispackaged, with right handed, large sized glove packaging containing left handed, large sized gloves.
  • Action
    DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction, a division of DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.,sent a " Urgent Information Medical Device Recall Notice" dated May 8, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Please cease further distribution or use of the affected gloves immediately. Our records indicate your hospital purchased the affected lot. The purpose of this communication is to inform you of this recall and request acknowledgement of receipt of this letter by signing and returning the Hospital/User Facility Reconciliation Form within 10 business days of receiving this notice. Response cards should be faxed to (574) 371-4964. Please contact your DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction Sales Representative for assistance returning any unused affected gloves. For product related questions, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction Sales Consultant. For clinical questions from surgeons, please contact DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstructions Scientific Information Office at 1-888-554-2482 (M-F; 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. EDT). For questions about device recall information provided, please call (574)371-4917 (M-F; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EDT).


  • Model / Serial
    Lot - D12178C
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) including the states of IL, OH, NC, SC, MN, NV, TN and WA., and the countries of UK, Netherlands and Canada.
  • Product Description
    DePuy LifeLiner Stick & Cut Resistant Gloves Rt, Lg || Part No. 5200-68-000 || The gloves are designed to resist sticks and cuts and are not cut or puncture proof. These gloves are not required by any surgical technique.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., 700 Orthopaedic Dr, Warsaw IN 46582-3994
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source