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, steel, monofilament and multifilament, sterile - Product Code GAQ
  • 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 833-123 - Lot 02A0902858, 02D0900775, 02G1003092, 02H1100535, 02H1100536, 02K1102309, Product Code 833-124 - Lot 02A1200503, 02B1101450, 02C0903400, 02D0900010, 02D0900103, 02D1003285, 02D1003286 02F1302321, 02G1000045, 02G1300348, 02G1301122, 02H1100494, 02L0803407, 02L1100009, 02M1002289, 02M1101933, 02F1302322, Product Code 833-213 - Lot 02H1100687, Product Code D-5007K - Lot 02B1002310, 02C1103731, 02F1100069, 02H1102294, Product Code D-5007M4A - Lot 02M0902844, Product Code D-5007M4K - Lot 02C1002252, 02F1100124, Product Code D-7016M4K - Lot 02G1301749, Product Code D-7070K - Lot 02A1103450, 02B1002276, Product Code D-7070M4K - Lot 02C1103707, 02F1301100, 02G1100876, 02G1301739, 02F1101036, 02J1301343, 02K0900010, Product Code D-7076M1K - Lot 02H1103237, Product Code D-7375K - Lot 02A1201015, Product Code D-793M4K - Lot 02L1002488, Product Code ED-6072 - Lot 02C1002218, 02E1002342, 02J0902517, Product Code ED-6276 - Lot 02F0902457, Product Code ED-6896 - Lot 02A0902278, 02B0900089, 02B0901762, 02C0900661, 02C1002207, 02D0900634, 02D1100186, 02E0901921, 02E0902608, 02E1301581, 02H1300608, 02J0900501, 02K0901590, 02K0902406, 02L0900676, 02M0901869, 02G1301755, Product Code ED-852 - Lot 02G1002594, Product Code ED-863 - Lot 02B0902976, 02D0902457, 02M0901348.
  • 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, Polypropylene, Rx Only, Sterile, Distributed by Boston Scientific, Natick, MA; CAPIO Green Braided Coated Polyglycolic Acid Suture, Synthetic Absorbable Surgical Suture SUP, RX Only, Teleflex; Deklene II Polypropylene Blue Monofil, Blue Monofilament Polypropylene Suture, Nonabsorbable Surgical Suture USP, Deknatel; Deklene MAXX, Blue Monofilament Polypropylene suture Nonabsorbable Surgical Suture USP, Deknatel. || 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