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Class 2 Device Recall AOA Mini RPE Screw Assembly

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 Class 2 Recall
AOA Mini RPE Screw Assembly
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Date Posted September 12, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated on September 13, 2013
Recall Number Z-2195-2013
Recall Event ID 66110
Product Classification Retainer, Screw Expansion, Orthodontic - Product Code DYJ
Product AOA Mini RPE Screw Assembly , a component of Herbst, MARA and Fixed Metal devices. Product Usage: AOA Mini RPE Screw Assembly is a component of Herbst, MARA and Fixed Metal devices; removable functional appliances that are to modify the growth of the jaws in a prescribed growth pattern, however, this category is generally attached to the patients upper and lower molars or bicuspids by means of temporary stainless steel crowns or orthodontic bands. Retainer, Screw Expansion, Orthodontic.
Code Information The AOA Mini RPE Screw Assembly is a component used in customized palate expander appliances assembled by prescription. The affected assembly may be found in products listed in the table below: Product Description: Herbst Bite Jumper Herbst Appliance Acrylic Splint M.A.R.A. (Mandibular Anterior Reposi tioning Appliance) Rapid Palatal Expander Lower Expander DeLuke Bonded Frameless Expander Haas Expander AOA Mini Rapid Palatal Expander Dischinger Lower Expansion Appliance Tracy/Hilgers MDA Appliance Distal Jet Molar Uprighter Part Number: 3000-0010 3000-0011 3000-0012 3000-0040 3000-0042 3000-0045 3000-0046 3000-0047 3000-0050 3000-0094 3000-0097 Lot Number: "All Devices Manufactured from April 3, 2013 to May 21, 2013"
Recalling Firm/
Sybron Dental Specialties
1717 W Collins Ave
Orange, California 92867-5422
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The firm initiated the recall of AOA Mini RPE Screw Assembly, because it may be missing a complete weld joining one side of the arm with the screw body. Herbst, MARA and Fixed Metal devices may be affected, because they contain an AOA Mini RPE Screw Assembly.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Device Design
Action AOA sent a recall notification letter titled "Urgent-Medical Device Correction", on June 6, 2013 via USPS 1st class mail. The letter identified the affected product, reason for recall, images, and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to complete and return the attached Acknowledgement Form to AOA. For questions contact the AOA Customer Support Department at 1-800-262-2551.
Quantity in Commerce 1,091
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA Nationwide and the countries of Australia, Canada, and EU.
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.