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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of August 7, 2013

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Product Detail

Product Description Synthes Synapse SD Drill Guide, Part Number SD389.477, Lot Number 6913900 Indicated for Hooks, Plate/Rods, Rods and Screws when intended to promote fusion of the cervical spine fusion of the cervical spine and occipitocervical junction (occiput-T3), the plate/rod, rod, hook and screw (3.2 mm cortex) components of the Synthes Cervifix; Axon and Synapse Systems are indicated for the following: -Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD) (defined as neck pain of discogenic origin with degeneration of the disc as confirmed by patient history and radiographic studies); -Spondylolisthesis; -Spinal Stenosis; -Fracture/dislocation; -Atlantoaxial fracture with instability; -Occipitocervical dislocation; -Revision of previous cervical spine surgery; and -Tumo
Recall Number Z-1821-2013
Classification Class II
Code Info Part Number SD389.477, Lot Number 6913900
Product Distributed Qty 2
Reason For Recall A complaint was received from the field, that the drill guide was etched incorrectly, 12mm etch instead of 18mm drill guide. The firm identified that this constituted a field action and retrospectively reported this action.

Event Detail

Event Id 65668
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 2012-10-12
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern US distribution: PA only. .
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