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Class 2 Device Recall Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis: Trial Radial Head

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  Class 2 Device Recall Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis: Trial Radial Head see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 22, 2013
Date Posting Updated May 03, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 31, 2015
Recall Number Z-1238-2013
Recall Event ID 64771
510(K)Number K112030  
Product Classification Prosthesis, elbow, hemi-, radial, polymer - Product Code KWI
Product Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis: Trial Radial Head

Elbow joint prosthesis: Synthes Radial Head Prosthesis System is a two-piece modular system comprised of titanium alloy stem and cobalt chrome components with an integral screw and side-loading application to allow in-situ assembly.
Code Information All Lots of Part Numbers: 03.402.018, 03.402.020, 03.402.022, 03.402.024, 03.402.026, 03.402.028, 03.402.218, 03.402.220, 03.402.222, 03.402.224, 03.402.226, 03.402.228, 03.402.418, 03.402.420, 03.402.422, 03.402.424, 03.402.426, 03.402.428, 03.402.618, 03.402.620, 03.402.622, 03.402.624, 03.402.626, and 03.402.628.
Recalling Firm/
Synthes USA HQ, Inc.
1302 Wrights Ln E
West Chester PA 19380-3417
For Additional Information Contact Customer Support
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The Trial Head may come loose from the implant stem during manipulation of the arm during surgery. To date, no adverse events have been reported related to this issue and this recall is not being initiated as a result of adverse events.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Synthes sent an Urgent Notice: Medical Device Recall letter dated February 22, 2013, to all affected consignees. The letter requested consignees examine their inventory, remove them from use and return them to Synthes. Customers were asked to complete the attached Verification Section at the end of the letter indicating whether or not they have any of the affected product. For questions customers were instructed to call 610-719-5450 or email FieldAction@synthes.com. For questions regarding this recall call 610-719-5000.
Quantity in Commerce 417
Distribution Nationwide Distribution: USA including states of: IL, IN, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, WA and WI.
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = KWI and Original Applicant = SYNTHES USA, LLC