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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of October 10, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description Optilock T15 AO Driver (3.5mm). Intended Use: The OptiLock Upper Extremity Plating System is intended for fixation of fractures and osteotomies. The System is intended for fractures and fracture dislocations, osteotomies and non-unions of the proximal humerus, particularly in osteopenic bone. The System is intended for fixation of fractures, osteotomies and non-unions of the olecranon, humerus, radius, ulna, particularly in osteopenic bone. The OptiLock VL Distal Radius Plating System is intended for use in distal radius and ulna (and other small bones), including use in osteopenic bone.
Recall Number Z-2486-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info Catalog number: 36505; and lot numbers: 069540, 179190, 201610, 385380, 419940, 427530, 440360, 440370, 555370, 638560, 645820, and 956960.
Product Distributed Qty 363 units
Reason For Recall Field complaints indicate that recent shipments of the 14-400795 and 36505 drivers do not properly mate ("lock") into some of the specified screw heads. Drivers near MMC (Maximum Material Condition) or that are misshapen may not properly mate with screws at MMC. Design dimensions and tolerances of the drivers are not properly specified to prevent an incorrect fit between the drivers and the screws in all material conditions. The supplier did not manufacture the instruments to the same degree of geometrical accuracy as prior supplier. It was found that both the supplier and Biomet were not correctly using the "No-Stick" gauge.

Event Detail

Event Id 63073
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Biomet, Inc.
City Warsaw
State IN
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-08-23
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, GA, MT, TA, AZ, WA, CA, TA, IN, NY, NJ, VA, MA, MI, MD, PA, KY, NC, UT, NH, FL, OK, CO, LA, OH, MO and SD, and the countries of Japan, Netherlands, Australia, and Costa Rica.
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