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Class 2 Device Recall Cutting Edge Acetabular Spherical Reamer

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  Class 2 Device Recall Cutting Edge Acetabular Spherical Reamer see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 23, 2011
Date Posted May 17, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 17, 2013
Recall Number Z-1618-2012
Recall Event ID 61715
Product Classification Reamer - Product Code HTO
Product Cutting Edge Acetabular Spherical Reamer 44 M, Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Howmedica Osteonics Corp. 325 Corporate Drive Mahwah, NJ 07430 USA.

The CuttingEdge acetabular reamers are used to ream the acetabulum and prepare the bone for the insertion of the shell during hip arthroplasty. Surgical procedures for shells used with CuttingEdge instruments indicate that reaming should begin with a Spherical Reamer that is 4mm smaller than the templated or gauged size of the planned shell. Per the procedures, reaming should increase in size by 1mm increments until final sizing is achieved. Surgical judgment is used to assess bone stock, bone quality, desired level of press fit, and proper amount of reaming.
Code Information Catalog Number 2102-0444 Lot number V2010068 No 510 K number No expiration date
Recalling Firm/
Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
325 Corporate Drive
Mahwah NJ 07430
For Additional Information Contact Ms. Colleen O'Meara
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A 46mm acetabular reamer was lasermarked as a 44m reamer and distributed to the field.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Stryker sent an "URGENT PRODUCT RECALL" letter dated December 29, 2011 to all affected customers. Notification letters and Product Accountability Forms were sent to Stryker accounts via FedEx on January 3, 2012 with return receipt. Hospital Risk Management and Chief of Orthopaedics Notification letters and Product Recall Acknowledgement Forms were sent on January 10, 2012. Surgeon Notification letters and Product Recall Acknowledgement Forms were sent on January 10, 2012. Notification sent via e-mail toCanada.EMEA, LatinAmerica.Asia Pacific on December 23, 2011. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The letter instructs customers to return the affected product. A Product Recall Acknowledgment Form was attached to the letter for customers to complete and return. Contact the firm at 201-972-2100 for questions regarding this recall.
Quantity in Commerce 134 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution.
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.