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FDA asks J&J's DePuy to recall unused custom implants

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 4:31pm
Mass Device

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopedics recalls all unused custom implants, a product line the company discontinued after receiving an FDA warning letter late last year.

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Following an FDA request, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics launched a recall of all unused units of its customer orthopedic implants, a product line the company shut down in January.

DePuy in January announced it would discontinue its custom orthopedics division after in response to an FDA warning following an inspection of the Warsaw, Ind.-based company's facilities.

The FDA ordered DePuy to notify surgeons that the federal watchdog agency had identified concerns with the implants, and further asked the device maker to take steps to retrieve all remaining unused devices, according to a DePuy letter sent to physicians.

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