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Class 2 Device Recall Bracket Buccal Tube

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Date Initiated by Firm March 08, 2013
Date Posting Updated April 10, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 04, 2013
Recall Number Z-1084-2013
Recall Event ID 64749
Product Classification Tube, orthodontic - Product Code DZD
Product Bracket Buccal Tube U7L DB/UL22 Roth MT HK 0/-14/0

Product Usage: Bracket Buccal Tubes are intended to hold in orthodontic wires used to move teeth during orthodontic treatment

Code Information Part Number , 438-0184

Lot Number, 051063597
Recalling Firm/
1332 S Lone Hill Ave
Glendora CA 91740-5339
For Additional Information Contact
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Ormco Corporation is voluntarily recalling one (1) lot of Bracket Buccal Tubes as a result of a packaging error. More specifically, the Bracket Buccal Tubes product package correctly identifies the product as gingival (0¿) offset brackets, but actually contains distal (10¿) offset brackets. Use of the affected product may cause unintended rotation of the molars. Although reversible, a delay in
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Ormco sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated March 8, 2013 to all affected customers, via USPS 1st class mail. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The consignees were instructed to complete the Return Form and return any affected product identified in stock. For questions contact Ormco Customer Care.
Quantity in Commerce 8210
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including the country of EU.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.