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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of September 19, 2012

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Event Detail

Event ID 62842
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Aesculap Implant Systems LLC
City Center Valley
State PA
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-07-25
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Distribution Pattern Nationwide Distribution-including the states of IL, MN, NV, OK, and TX.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
Aesculap S4 Element 4.5mm Polyaxial Screws (ST240T, ST241T, ST242T, ST243T, ST244T, and ST245T). The S4 Spinal System is intended for anterior/anterolateral and posterior, non-cervical pedicle and non-pedicle fixation. Fixation is limited to skeletally mature patients and is intended to be used as an adjunct to fusion using autograft or allograft. The device is indicated for treatment of the following acute and chronic instabilities or deformities: 1 - degenerative disc disease, 2 - spondylolisthesis, 3 - trauma, 4 - spinal stenosis, 5 - deformities or curvatures, 6 - tumor, 7 - pseudoarthrosis, and 8 - failed previous fusion. All distributed lots and serial numbers Class II There is a possibility that the screw channel that holds the rod in place may be out of tolerance. When the depth of the channel is not deep enough, the rod may not be able to provide ample compression on the insert preventing the screw head from locking down to the bone screw. 5 Z-2333-2012