|Date Initiated by Firm
||May 15, 2013
|Date Posting Updated
||June 17, 2013
||Terminated 3 on June 09, 2014
|Recall Event ID
||prosthesis, shoulder, semi-constrained, metal/polymer + additive, cemented - Product Code PAO
||Superior Approach Resection Guide Assembly.
Indicated for primary, fracture, or revision total shoulder replacement for the relief of pain.
||Catalog number: 010001814 and lot numbers: 318520 and 644720.
| Biomet, Inc.
56 E Bell Dr
Warsaw IN 46582-6989
|For Additional Information Contact
574-267-6639 Ext. 1676
|Biomet has initiated this action following an investigation which identified that the slot on the resection guide is offset in the wrong direction.
When the slot on the resection guide is offset in the wrong direction, the Steinman pin that is intended to hold the guide into place may not come into contact with the bone.
||On 5/15/2013 an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL notification was sent to all consignees detailing to immediately locate and discontinue use of the product and return to Biomet.
The following actions are REQUIRED:
-Immediately locate and remove the identified device(s) listed below from circulation .
-Carefully follow the instructions on the enclosed "FAX Back Response Form" .
-Fax a copy of the Response Form to 574-372-1683 prior to return of product.
-Use priority carrier for your shipment.
- If you have further distributed this product. you MUST notify hospital personnel of this action via the enclosed "Dear O.R. Manager" notice. This letter MUST be given to hospital personnel responsible for receiving recall notices.
|Quantity in Commerce
||Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of UT, TX, AL, KY, and WI, and the countries of Australia, The Netherlands, Korea, and Canada.
|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)s with Product Code = PAO and Original Applicant = BIOMET, INC.