The QMN Weekly Bulletin

Synthes Bone Putty Recalled for Fire Risk

Aug. 31, 2012

DePuy Synthes has issued a Class I recall of Synthes Hemostatic Bone Putty due to a risk the putty may ignite if it comes into contact with electrosurgical cautery systems under certain conditions during orthopedic surgery.

 Synthes issued a recall letter to medical facilities on July 5, asking them not to use the putty, according to the FDA’s MedWatch system.

The recall followed one report of putty catching fire. No patient injuries were reported, Synthes spokeswoman Lorie Gawreluk said.

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