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Class 2 Device Recall Synthes Matrix Threaded Persuader

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 Class 2 Recall
Synthes Matrix Threaded Persuader
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Date Posted November 22, 2013
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-0384-2014
Recall Event ID 66415
Product Classification Orthopedic Manual Surgical Instrument - Product Code LXH
Product Synthes Matrix Threaded Persuader Deformity is a comprehensive thoracolumbar pedical screw system designed to provide flexibility biomechanical performance and a solution to complex posterior pathological challenges.
Code Information Item Lot Number Number 03.632.008 4833901 03.632.008 6284014 03.632.008 6284015 03.632.008 6377412 03.632.008 6390270 03.632.008 6390308 03.632.008 6390309 03.632.008 6445711 03.632.008 6455761 03.632.008 6455786 03.632.008 6530998 03.632.008 6548747 03.632.008 6558995 03.632.008 6559002 03.632.008 6583188 03.632.008 6583189 03.632.008 6603334 03.632.008 6603335 03.632.008 6624550 03.632.008 6676663 03.632.008 6703414 03.632.008 6706733 03.632.008 6718634 03.632.008 6718635 03.632.008 4833901 03.632.008 6445711 03.632.008 6455761 03.632.008 6455786 03.632.008 6530998 03.632.008 6548747 03.632.008 6603334 03.632.008 6603335 03.632.008 6676663 03.632.008 6703414 03.632.008 6706733 03.632.008 6718634 03.632.008 6718635
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Synthes USA HQ, Inc.
1302 Wrights Ln E
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380-3417
Consumer Instructions Contact the recalling firm for information
For Additional Information Contact Customer Support
610-719-5000
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Synthes became aware that during a procedure using the Matrix Threaded Persuader, the Reduction Insert malfunctioned causing pieces to break off. Once there is a breakage to the Reduction Insert it will not allow the instrument to function as required.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Labeling Design
Action The firm, Synthes, sent an "URGENT NOTICE: MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated July 31, 2013 to its customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to review your inventory and immediately remove the affected lots from stock; If you do have the affected devices, contact Synthes at 1-800-479-6329 to obtain the RA# and return the product to with completed form to Credit/Returns, Synthes, 1101 Synthes Avenue, Monument, CO 80132; complete and sign the Return Receipt Requested form via fax at 1-888-731-7955 or email to: FieldAction@synthes.com, even if you do not have the affected product. If you have questions, please call 610-719-5450.
Quantity in Commerce 634
Distribution Worldwide distribution: US (nationwide) and countries of Canada and Switzerland.
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.
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