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VICRYL, PDS, and MONOCRYL sutures

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VICRYL, PDS, and MONOCRYL
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Ethicon, Inc. is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of sutures - VICRYL (polyglactin 910) Suture, VICRYL Plus Antibacterial (polyglactin 910) Suture, PDS II (polydioxanone) Suture, PDS Plus Antibacterial (polydioxanone) Suture, MONOCRYL (poliglecaprone 25) Suture, and MONOCRYL Plus Antibacterial (poliglecaprone 25) Suture - due to an issue on a specific packaging machine resulting in a hole in the primary packaging, where product sterility was compromised and could result in infection.

VICRYL (polyglactin 910) Suture - Indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, including use in ophthalmic surgery, but not for use in cardiovascular and neurological tissues. PRODUCT CODE: J214H J218H J258H J268H J269H J327H J344H J345H J370H J416H J417H J426H J427H J458H J493H J603H J699H J936H J978H

VICRYL Plus Antibacterial (polyglactin 910) Suture - Indicated for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation, except for ophthalmic, cardiovascular and neurological tissues. PRODUCT CODE: VCP196H VCP417H VCP602H VCP603H VCP662H VCPB259H VCPB946H

PDS II (polydioxanone) Suture - Intended for use in general soft tissue approximation, including use in paediatric cardiovascular tissue, in microsurgery and in ophthalmic surgery. These sutures are particularly useful where the combination of an absorbable suture and extended wound support (up to six weeks) is desirable. PRODUCT CODE: D6261 Z117H Z149H Z259H Z305H Z320H

PDS Plus Antibacterial (polydioxanone) Suture - Intended for use in general soft tissue approximation, including use in paediatric cardiovascular tissue, in microsurgery and in ophthalmic surgery. These sutures are particularly useful where the combination of an absorbable suture and extended wound support (up to six weeks) is desirable. PRODUCT CODE: PDP304H PDP316H PDP341H

MONOCRYL (poliglecaprone 25) Suture - Intended for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation where an absorbable material is indicated PRODUCT CODE: Y315H Y345H Y359H Y398H Y416H Y417H Y426H Y427H Y935H Y936H Y945H

MONOCRYL Plus Antibacterial (poliglecaprone 25) Suture - Intended for use in general soft tissue approximation and/or ligation where an absorbable material is indicated. PRODUCT CODE: MCP266H13 MCP3200H16 MCP3212H16 MCP3213H16 MCP340H13 MCP345H13 MCP416H14 MCP417H14 MCP426H13 MCP427H13 MCP4423H16 MCP4424H14 MCP442H14 MCP496H16 MCP497H16 MCP604H13 MCP936H13 MCP945H14 MCPB346H13

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Reason
Issue on a specific packaging machine resulted in a hole in the primary packaging, product sterility compromised and could result in infection .