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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of November 6, 2013

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Product Detail

Product Description Synthes Application Instrument Sternal Zip Flex System intended for use in primary or secondary closure/repair of the sternum following sternotomy or fracture of the sternum to stabilize the sternum and promote fusion
Recall Number Z-0114-2014
Classification Class II
Code Info Part No.: 03.501.080 with multiple lot numbers: 3783492 3783913 3788496 3822332 7516728 7606881 7635218 7653178 7659168 7666085 7671934 7679825 7689244 7694377 7700691 7705157 7720599 7738572 7738573 7740498 7742713 7767497 7797648 7803768 7806881 7818677 7818682 7821672 7827088 7831855 7833606 7858407 8068078
Product Distributed Qty 319
Reason For Recall When using the 1st generation Zip Fix Application Instrument it is possible to cut the implant while the tensioning trigger is being squeezed which could lead to loosening of the implant.

Event Detail

Event Id 65997
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Synthes USA HQ, Inc.
City West Chester
State PA
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-08-13
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) and country of Mexico
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