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Synthes recalls bone putty over potential to "ignite"

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:20pm
Mass Device

Newly acquired Synthes recalls its Hemostatic Bone Putty over concerns that the product may "ignite" if it comes into contact with certain surgical devices.

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Newly acquired Synthes Inc. recalled certain lots of its Hemostatic Bone Putty over concerns that the product may catch on fire in certain conditions.

The product, which is used to stop bone bleeding by establishing a physical barrier along the edges of bones, should be returned to Synthes, according to the FDA notice.

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