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Class 2 Device Recall MIKA Speedblock

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 Class 2 Recall
MIKA Speedblock
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Date Posted August 02, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated on December 15, 2011
Recall Number Z-2164-2010
Recall Event ID 55605
Product Classification Orthopedic Manual Surgical Instrument - Product Code LXH
Product MIKA Speedblock, Size 8-12. The MIKA Speedblock is placed on the distal femur as a guide for making the anterior, posterior and both chamfer cuts.
Code Information Model/Catalog Numbers: 800-01-368/370; 800-02-343/345; Specials that are affected: S1028, S1046, S1130, S1135, S1305, S1366, S1373, S1374, S1375, S1403, S1468, S1469, S1470, S1511, S1512, S1513
Recalling Firm/
Encore Medical, Lp
9800 Metric Blvd
Austin, Texas 78758
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A crack or complete fracture at the anterior chamfer cut slot may occur on the size 8, 10, and 12 MIKA Speedblocks.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Component Design/Selection
Action An "Urgent Field Safety Notice" Letter dated May 20, 2010, was sent to the customers. The letter described the product, problem and action to be taken by customer. The customers were instructed to locate, inspect and verify the quantity still in their possession, complete and return the field safety notice response page to Beth Onderlinde at beth.onderlinde@djosurgical.com or fax to 512-834-6313 by June 7, 2010, (completion of form is mandatory), and identify and inform customers that they may have distributed/sold product to, of the notice. The customer was also instructed to please inspect the listed part numbers prior to use and again after use, if a crack is found in the speedblock, contact your Customer Service Representative and be sure to utilize the femoral/tibial impactor (801-01-043) for impaction of the speedblock and reiterate to your physicians that the MIKA mini slaphammer (800-02-290) should be used for speedblock removal. The product will be replaced as it becomes available. If you have any questions, call Director of Commercial Logistics at (512) 834-6330 or International Customer Service at (512) 834-6275. You may also contact our EU Authorized Representative, MDSS GmbH, via email at info@mdss.com or via phone at +49 (0) 511 6262 8630.
Quantity in Commerce 729 and 67 specials
Distribution Worldwide distribution.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.