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Class 2 Device Recall Guardian Services

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 Class 2 Recall
Guardian Services
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Date Posted November 10, 2009
Recall Status1 Terminated on January 08, 2010
Recall Number Z-0168-2010
Recall Event ID 53133
Product Classification Device, Digital Image Storage, Radiological - Product Code LMB
Product Guardian Services, Part Number 0240-009-430 with Part Numbers: 0240-030-004 and/or 0240-030-002, 0240-030-008 (Net Practice). The intended us of Guardian is to act as a medical data backup and disaster recovery plan.
Code Information All accounts that have NetPractice and are signed up for Guardian Services backup.
Recalling Firm/
Stryker Imaging
1410 Lakeside Pkwy Ste 600
Flower Mound, Texas 75028-4027
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Product serving as data backup protection does not contain 100% data backup for all NetPractice customers on a daily basis.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Firm notified consignees by an Urgent: Device Correction letter, dated July 31, 2009. The letter states the problem and that Stryker is upgrading its internal infrastructure to remediate the problem. The letter also provides Stryker's recommendations for reducing risk to patients. Technical instructions on the backup storage for the NetPractice are included with the letter. Stryker will not bill customers for the Guardian Service until the problem is remediated and Stryker notifies customers. If there are questions, customers should contact Stryker at 972-410-7100.
Quantity in Commerce 55 devices affected
Distribution Nationwide Distribution
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.