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Class 2 Device Recall BLACKSTONE PILLAR SA PARTIAL VERTEBRAL BODY REPLACEMENT DEVICE

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 Class 2 Recall
BLACKSTONE PILLAR SA PARTIAL VERTEBRAL BODY REPLACEMENT DEVICE
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Date Posted January 15, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated on February 02, 2010
Recall Number Z-0641-2010
Recall Event ID 53968
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
K081849 
Product Classification Spinal Vertebral Body Replacement Device - Product Code MQP
Product Orthofix Spinal Implants; Pillar SA PEEK Spacer System Instrument Case. Case contents: Implant Insertion Instrument, Straight Tamp, Bone Awl Drill Guide, Straight Drill, U-Joint Driver with and without retention, Flex Shaft Driver, Trial Insertion Instrument, Drill Tips, Cover Plate Inserter, Cover Plate Driver, Cover Plate Holder, Ratcheting Handle, Torque Limiting Handle, Hex Driver, Distractors/Sizers, Sizers REF: 49-0021: Orthoflex Spinal Implants, 1211 Hamburg Tnpk, Suite 300, Wayne, NJ 07470. The Pillar SA Implant Insertion Instrument is intended for intraoperative use in placing/inserting Pillar SA implants into a prepared interbody space.
Code Information Part number: 49-1100, Lot Number 17301-L125.
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Orthofix, Inc
1720 Bray Central Dr
McKinney, Texas 75069-8207
Consumer Instructions Contact the recalling firm for information
For Additional Information Contact Whitney Torning
973-406-2838
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The Pillar SA Implant Insertion Instrument 49-1100 may experience resistance in turning the activation knob while releasing an implant after intra-operative positioning.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
COMPONENT CONTROLS (GMP - GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE): Nonconforming Material/Component
Action A notification letter dated November 19, 2009 was sent to customers via Federal Express. The letter described the recalled product (PILLAR SA Implant Insertion Instrument, 49-1100) and problem and actions for customers to take. The affected product, PILLAR SA lmplant lnsertion lnstrument, 49-1100 is in the PILLAR SA set (set part number 49-0021) which was shipped to customers. An enclosed attachment provide instructions on product removal and return. Customers were instructed to complete the enclosed Tracking and Verification Form and fax to Orthofix Spinal Implants at 1-973-406-2912. A replacement instrument will be provided as available. In the interim, the Implant Inserter (Part Number 49-1000) included in the PILLAR SA UPE set (set number 49-0020) that was provided earlier this year may be used as an alternative to the affected product. For questions regarding the removal and return of the recalled product to Orthofix Spinal Implants, please contact your Account Services Representative. Direct other questions to the Regulatory Affairs Department at 1-973-406-2812. Direct product questions to Marketing at 1-862-221-1335 or Product Development at 1-973-406-2824.
Quantity in Commerce 29 instruments
Distribution United States (IA, NV, CO, AZ, NY, MD, IL, VA, MN, MI, NC, CT, LA, AR, GA, CA, MO, WA, OK and AL).
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 = MQP and Original Applicant = BLACKSTONE MEDICAL, INC.
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