Recall of Device Recall Suture, Nonabsorbable, Synthetic, Polyethylene

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

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
    Suture, nonabsorbable, synthetic, polyethylene - Product Code GAT
  • Reason
    Product does not meet minimum needle attachment strength requirements; thus, the needle can become detached from the suture during use.
  • Action
    Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification letters were issued on March 11, 2014 to consignees. The letter requested that customers discontinue use and quarantine any product on hand. The attached Recall Acknowledgment Form should be completed and returned to Teleflex regardless of whether affected product is on hand or not. Once received a customer service representative will contact customers with instructions on how to return the affected product. Questions should be directed to Customer Service at 1-866-246-6990.


  • Model / Serial
    Product Code 0100019-507 -Lot 02F1301128, Product Code 6-511 - Lot 02M0800561, Product Code 6-559 - Lot 02A0800005, Product Code 69-403 - Lot 02H0802530, Product Code 7-5008M4 - Lot 02C0900466, Product Code 7-518 - Lot 02E1302561, Product Code 7-565 - Lot 02B1100185, Product Code 7-655A - Lot 02C0901963, Product Code 7-655A - Lot 02M0800836, Product Code 7-740 - Lot 02L1000536, Product Code 833-114 - Lot 02A1202112, 02C0902841, 02C0903374, 02D1202794, 02F0902697, 02K1100404, 02L1202369, 02M0802509, Product Code E13-6351 - Lot 02F0902446, Product Code E13-6354 - Lot 02F0902439, Product Code E13-6399 - Lot 02F0902436, Product Code E6-545 Lot 02F0902443, Product Code E7-4578 Lot 02D0901672, Product Code RN6-5106M5 - Lot 02F1003837, Product Code RN7-536M5 - Lot 02A0801205, Product Code TEV100 - Lot 02G1101500, Product Code V-2599 - Lot 02F0802055, 02F0802055, Product Code X-5424 - Lot 02B0900765, Product Code X6-692W - Lot 02C0803135, Product Code X7-655M6A - Lot 02A0900806, 02A0902742, 02C0900446, 02H1003233, Product Code XF7-7011 - Lot 02A0901594
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA, including the states of AL, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NV, NJ, NM, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, and WI; and countries of Canada, Germany, and Ireland.
  • Product Description
    Teleflex Medical, Research Triangle Park, NC, Braided Polyester Rx Only, Sterile, Distributed by Boston Scientific, Natick, MA; Tevdek II, Green Braided PTFE Impregnated Polyester Fiber, Nonabsorbable Surgical Suture, USP Sterile, Deknatel; Tevdek II, White Braided PTFE, Impregnated Polyester Fiber, Nonabsorbable Surgical Suture, USP, Sterile, Deknatel; Silky II Polydek White Braided PTFE, Impregnated Polyester Fiber, Nonabsorbable surgical Suture, USP, Sterile, Deknatel; Silky II Polydek, Green Braided PTFE, Impregnated Polyester Fiber, Nonabsorbable Surgical Suture, USP, Sterile, Deknatel; Polylene Green Braided Polyester Suture Nonabsorbable surgical Suture, USP, Deknatel; Bard FIXT Braided Polyester, Green PTFE Rx Only, Teleflex Research Triangle Park, NC USA, Assembled in Mexico. || Indicated for use in soft tissue approximation.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Teleflex Medical, 4024 Stirrup Creek Dr, Durham NC 27703-9000
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source