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Class 2 Device Recall Synthes Large External Fixation, MR Conditional

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 Class 2 Recall
Synthes Large External Fixation, MR Conditional
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Date Posted July 29, 2013
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-1816-2013
Recall Event ID 65669
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Appliance, Fixation, Nail/Blade/Plate Combination, Multiple Component - Product Code KTT
Product Synthes Large External Fixation, MR Conditional, Tube to Tube Clamp, Part Number 390.007, Lot Number 6800599 Synthes Large External Fixation is intended for use to provide treatment for long bone and pelvic fractures that require external fixation.
Code Information Part Number 390.007, Lot Number 6800599
Recalling Firm/
Synthes USA HQ, Inc.
1302 Wrights Ln E
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380-3417
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
It was discovered internally that there was a discrepancy between the insert provided with the Tube to Tube Clamp and what was called for in the Bill of Materials. Following a detailed investigation, it was determined that the incorrect insert was used which indicates that the device is MR Safe, when it is actually MR Conditional.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Synthes sent a Urgent Notice Medical Device Recall letter dated September 28, 2012, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. The firm is requesting that you please examine your inventory for products with the above Part and Lot number and remove them. Call Synthes at 1-800-479-6329. If you have any further questions please call 610-719-5450.
Quantity in Commerce 8
Distribution US Distribution including the states of CA, MN, NC and TN.
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = KTT and Original Applicant = SYNTHES (USA)