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Class 2 Device Recall Rees Insulated Forceps

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 Class 2 Recall
Rees Insulated Forceps
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Date Posted September 09, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated on June 21, 2011
Recall Number Z-2392-2010
Recall Event ID 56133
Product Classification Forceps, General & Plastic Surgery - Product Code GEN
Product BIOMET MICROFIXATION REF: 02-0461 REES INSULATED FORCEPS, 21CM, (8.25") (L), STAINLESS STEEL, NYLON, ***NON-STERILE PRODUCT***. The Rees Insulated Forceps are used during surgery to grasp, dissect and coagulate selected tissue. Distributed by: BIOMET MICROFIXATION, 1520 TRADEPORT DRIVE, JACKSONVILLE, FL 32218, www.biometmicrofixation.com
Code Information Lot Number: 042308D08, 112108K08, 031309C09, 041009D09, 042310B10, 021910B10, 092707I07, 102607J07, 032607C07, and 041607D07.
Recalling Firm/
Biomet Microfixation, Inc.
1520 Tradeport Dr
Jacksonville, Florida 32218-2480
For Additional Information Contact Christy Cain
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The forceps insulation may have cracks or breaks in the insulation that may cause burns to patients when used.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
PRODUCTION CONTROLS: Manufacturing Material Removal
Action Biomet Microfixation issued a letter dated July 2010 to their consignees. Each consignee was ask to discontinue use of the affected product and return the product back to the company for credit. Biomet asked their customers to complete a "Inventory Reconciliation" form and fax the completed form to Biomet Microfixation. If the consignee has further distributed the product, the consignee is asked to contact their customers. Biomet Microfixation can be contacted at 904 741-4400, ext 468.
Quantity in Commerce 130 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: USA including states of CA, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WI, and countries of Norway, Canada, and Mexico.
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.