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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of August 1, 2012

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Product Description ABG II Modular Hip Stem Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp. Mahwah, NJ 07430 Stryker Ireland Carrigtwohill Industrial Estate, Carrigtwohill County Cork, Ireland. The ABG II Modular range of implants is constituted of 8 right stems and 8 left stems. The necks are made of GADS Vitallium, a proprietary Co Cr alloy that Stryker has developed. GADS stands for Gas Atomized Dispersion Strengthened. IT is a Co Cr alloy that is a corrosion resistant and demonstrates qualities of improved fatigue strength (with respect to regular Co Cr alloy). Neck Range - The ABG II modular neck range is composed of 10 reversible neck implants. There are different options in terms of length, version and neck angle. The AG II Modular necks come in two different lengths: 28 mm (short) and 36 mm (long). The necks are offered in two version angles ; 0 and 7. The 0 and 7 necks are available in 125, 130 and 135 neck angles.
Recall Number Z-2089-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info 510 K092406 all lots (4845-4XXX and NLS/NLV)
Product Distributed Qty 9003 units
Reason For Recall Stryker has updated the instruction for use (IFU) (product correction)for the ABGII Modular and Rejuvenate Modular Hip Systems. This is based on a reported rate of less than one percent for revisions potentially associated with fretting and or corrosion at or about the modular neck junction. On June 29, 2012, Stryker has decided to remove the affected product from the field since there may be an increased likelihood for Adverse Local Tissue Reaction.

Event Detail

Event Id 62456
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
City Mahwah
State NJ
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-04-30
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Nationwide Distribution