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Class 2 Device Recall Synthes Titanium Cannulated Humeral Nail

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 Class 2 Recall
Synthes Titanium Cannulated Humeral Nail
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Date Posted November 27, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated on September 10, 2015
Recall Number Z-0407-2014
Recall Event ID 66419
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Nail, Fixation, Bone - Product Code JDS
Product Synthes Titanium Cannulated Humeral Nail Intended to aid in the alignment and stabilization of humeral fractures
Code Information Part # Lot # 04.001.620S 7115414 04.001.620S 7115417 04.001.620S 7115509 04.001.620S 7115510 04.001.622S 7115533 04.001.636S 7117902 04.001.636S 7117916 04.001.638S 7117924 04.001.640S 7119089 04.001.640S 7119107 04.001.642S 7117995 04.001.642S 7119125 04.001.644S 7117998 04.001.218S 7327816 04.001.444S 7379241 04.001.620s 7265517
Recalling Firm/
Synthes USA HQ, Inc.
1302 Wrights Ln E
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380-3417
For Additional Information Contact Customer Support
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The packaging incorrectly depicts the Synthes Titanium Cannulated Humeral Nail as a 3 distal hole nail instead of a 2 distal locking hole nail.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Synthes sent an Urgent Notice: Medical Device Recall letter dated July 30, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to call Synthes at 1-800-479-6329 to obtain a Return Authorization Number, complete the Verification Section and return to Credit/Returns, Synthes, 1101 Synthes Avenue, Monument, CO 80132. If customers do not have any affected product they should still complete Verification Form and return to Synthes by fax to 1-888-731-7954 or Scan/email: FieldAction@synthes.com. Customers with questions were instructed to call 610-719-5450. For questions regarding this recall call 610-519-5000.
Quantity in Commerce 14
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including SC, IA, NC, TX, KY, VA, AL, PA, and Internationally to Canada.
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 = JDS and Original Applicant = SYNTHES (USA)