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Class 2 Device Recall Biomet Optigun

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  Class 2 Device Recall Biomet Optigun see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 21, 2007
Date Posting Updated December 22, 2007
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 30, 2009
Recall Number Z-0319-2008
Recall Event ID 44892
Product Classification Cement Gun - Product Code LXH
Product Biomet Optigun Cement Gun, Ratchet, non-sterile; REF 419500 and REF 4195 (in Europe), Biomet, Inc., Warsaw, IN
Code Information All units including lots 429900, 642100 and 647700.
Recalling Firm/
Biomet, Inc.
56 E Bell Dr
Warsaw IN 46581-0587
For Additional Information Contact
800-348-9500 Ext. 3915
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Loose Screw Component: A screw may come loose and fall from the device during use, and result in implantation with the bone cement.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Consignees were notified via Urgent Medical Device Correction letter dated 9/21/07 to assure the screw components are fully seated and secure, to not use any guns with loose or missing screws, and to contact Biomet for instructions to return all instruments for evaluation and refurbishment.
Quantity in Commerce 6,590 worldwide (2,301 to U.S.) for both recalls Z-0318-0319-2008
Distribution Worldwide: USA, Canada and Japan.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.