Class 2 Device Recall Drill Bits
|Date Initiated by Firm
||August 08, 2008
|Date Posting Updated
||January 13, 2009
||Terminated 3 on April 26, 2011
|Recall Event ID
||Drill Bits - Product Code HTW
An orthopedic manual surgical instrument is a nonpowered hand-held device intended for medical purposes to manipulate tissue, or for use with other devices in orthopedic surgery. This generic type of device includes the cerclage applier, awl, bender, drill brace, broach, burr, corkscrew, countersink, pin crimper, wire cutter, prosthesis driver, extractor, file, fork, needle holder, impactor, bending or contouring instrument, compression instrument, passer, socket positioner, probe, femoral neck punch, socket pusher, reamer, rongeur, scissors, screwdriver, bone skid, staple driver, bone screw starter, surgical stripper, tamp, bone tap, trephine, wire twister, and wrench.
| Sterilmed Inc
11400 73rd Ave N Ste 100
Osseo MN 55369-5562
|For Additional Information Contact
|SteriMed, Inc is conducting a product removal of a small group of devices individually packaged and sealed within a pouch. The removal is being conducted because the possibility exists that some of the pouches were not properly sealed on one end.
A breach in packaging seal or a failure in packaging integrity has the possibility of risk to the patient in terms of transmitting organisms capable
|Packaging process control
||Consignees were notified of the recall via verbal communication in person by on-site technician and or their local sales representative on 8/8/08. Others were contacted via fax or e-mail followed by on-site visits 8/11/08. SteriMed also provided consignees (Materials Manager/Risk Manager) with a "Urgent Product Removal" recall letter (August 14, 2008) in person informing them of the potential of receiving affected product. Included in the Product Removal Notification was a Customer Reply Form to inventory quantity of product received and quantity returned. Contact SterilMed, Inc. at 1-888-541-0078 for assistance.
|Quantity in Commerce
||AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, and WV OUS: CANADA
|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.