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Class 2 Device Recall Gibralt Polyaxial Screw

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 Class 2 Recall
Gibralt Polyaxial Screw
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Date Posted March 18, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated on August 04, 2014
Recall Number Z-1217-2014
Recall Event ID 67486
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Orthosis, Spinal Pedicle Fixation - Product Code MNI
Product Gibralt Spine System Polyaxial Screw Intended to promote fusion of the cervical spine, and the thoracic spine, (C3-T3), the Gibralt Spinal System is indicated for the following: DDD (neck pain of discogenic origin with degeneration of the disc confirmed by history and radiographic studies), spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, fracture, dislocation, failed previous fusion and/or tumors. The hooks and rods are also intended to provide stabilization to promote fusion following reduction of fracture/dislocation or trauma in the cervical/upper thoracic (C3-T3) spine.
Code Information size 3.5mm x 10mm, Catalog #05-000-20-3510, Lot Number #35917001. size 3.5mm x 14mm, Catalog #05-000-20-3514, Lot Number 35917002 and 40023002. size 3.5mm x 20mm, Catalog #05-000-20-3520, Lot Number 35917003. size 3.5mm x 26mm, Catalog #05-000-20-3526, Lot Number 35917004. size 4.0mm x 14mm, Catalog #05-000-20-4014, Lot Number 35917005. size 4.0mm x 20mm, Catalog #05-000-20-4020, Lot Number 35917006. size 4.0mm x 26mm, Catalog #05-000-20-4026, Lot Number 35917007. 1/4 Shank, size 3.5mm x 26mm, Catalog #05-000-20-3526, Lot Number 35917008. 1/4 Shank, size 3.5mm x 30mm, Catalog #05-000-20-3530, Lot Number 35917009. 1/4 Shank, size 4.0mm x 26mm, Catalog #05-000-20-4026, Lot Number 35917010. 1/4 Shank, size 4.0mm x 30mm, Catalog #05-000-20-4030, Lot Number 35917011.
Recalling Firm/
Exactech, Inc.
2320 NW 66th Ct
Gainesville, Florida 32653-1630
For Additional Information Contact Kaya Davis
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The products have been identified to contain springs which have been manufactured with type-304 stainless steel rather than the specified titanium alloy.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Exactech sent an "URGENT PRODUCT RECALL NOTICE" dated January 6, 2014, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product and action needed to taken by the customers. Customers were instructed to: 1) Immediately cease distribution. 2) Extend the information to accounts in possession of the product. 3) Verify if they have any of the subject Gibralt Screws from the specified lots. 4) Complete and fax back the attached form. 5) Return affected products. For further questions, please call ( 352) 327-4847.
Quantity in Commerce 242
Distribution USA Distribution including the states of FL, NY, OR, IL, PA, MO and NJ.
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 = MNI and Original Applicant = EXACTECH, INC.