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Class 3 Device Recall EP HEALING ABUTMENT

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  Class 3 Device Recall EP HEALING ABUTMENT see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 23, 2010
Date Posted July 13, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 09, 2011
Recall Number Z-2799-2011
Recall Event ID 58768
510(K)Number K934126  
Product Classification Restoration, base metal - Product Code NSQ
Product "***REF IWTH56***Certain EP HEALING ABUTMENT 5mm(D) X 5mm(P) X 6mm(H).*** Healing abutment*** STERILE.***Rx Only.*** Made in USA*** Implant Innovations, Inc. Global Headquarters 4555 Riverside Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 USA Tel: (800) 342-5454 www.3i.online.com. Outside US 561-776-6700***Implant Innovations Siberica S.L., WTC Almeda Park, Ed. 1 Planta 1a Pl. De la Pau s/n 08940-Cornella de Llobregat (Barcelona) Spain. Phone: +34 934 705500. Fax +34 933 717 849. Lot Number: 602691.***"

Biomet 3i healing abutments are temporary healing abutments for use in maintaining the soft tissue opening throughout the healing process of dental restoration.
Code Information Lot number: 6022691.
Recalling Firm/
Biomet 3i, LLC
4555 Riverside Dr
Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410-4200
For Additional Information Contact Alfredo Ferrer
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Biomet 3i of Palm Beach Gardens, FL is recalling their Certain EP Healing Abutment (IWTH56). The Healing Abutment dimensions did not match outside label and laser etching on part. The product was actually 8mm but the package indicated 6mm.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Error in labeling
Action The firm, BIOMET 3i, initially contacted each US customer by telephone using a prepared phone script. Following telephone contact, the firm followed up each call with a faxed "Urgent: Medical Device Recall" letter dated March 1, 2010. International customers were notified first by email then by fax. The letter and email described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to return the healing abutment(s) for replacement if they have not already opened and used the product; respond with the attached response fax and return the product(s) to the: Regulatory Affairs Department, BIOMET 3i, 4555 Riverside Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, Incident No. IC95863. BIOMET will send a replacement healing abutment(s) once the returned product is received. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Recall Coordinator at 561-776-6906.
Quantity in Commerce 49
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries of: Australia, Europe and Japan.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = NSQ and Original Applicant = IMPLANT INNOVATIONS, INC.