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Class 2 Device Recall 6.5mm Cancellous Bone Screw

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  Class 2 Device Recall 6.5mm Cancellous Bone Screw see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 28, 2012
Date Posted October 25, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on January 25, 2013
Recall Number Z-0139-2013
Recall Event ID 63321
510(K)Number K931665  
Product Classification Screw, fixation, bone - Product Code HWC
Product 6.5mm Cancellous Bone Screw

Intended to be used for the fixation of the acetabular shell or fracture repair.
Code Information Model Number 10-55-025, Lot Number 006A1057.
Recalling Firm/
Encore Medical, Lp
9800 Metric Blvd
Austin TX 78758
For Additional Information Contact Teffany Hutto
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A product complaint was received where a size 20 screw was labeled as size 30. After receipt, measurement of the screw determined it to be a size 25. Further investigation also determined that there were other screws labeled as size 25, but a size 30 screw was inside of the package. It was thought that all of these screws were found in-house and were contained, but it was determined later that on
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling mix-ups
Action Encore Medical sent a Urgent Field Safety Notice dated September 28, 2012, to all affected customers. This notice needs to be passed on all those who need to be aware within your organization or to any organization where the potentially affected devices have been transferred. Please contact Customer Service to place a replacement order and receive an RMA number. Return all affected devices using the RMA number. For further questions please call (512) 834-6255
Quantity in Commerce 1 unit
Distribution Nationwide Distribution only to CA.
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 = HWC and Original Applicant = ENCORE ORTHOPEDICS, INC.