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Class 2 Device Recall Torx 6.5mm Cancellous Bone Screw

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  Class 2 Device Recall Torx 6.5mm Cancellous Bone Screw see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 17, 2012
Date Posted November 19, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 10, 2014
Recall Number Z-0387-2013
Recall Event ID 63358
510(K)Number K894124  
Product Classification Screw, fixation, bone - Product Code HWC
Product Stryker Orthopaedics
Torx 6.5mm
Cancellous Bone Screw
Ref 2030-6525-1

The 6.5mm Cancellous Bone Screws are used in THA when the surgeon elects to use a cluster/multi-hole shell in the acetabulum. The screws are intended to provide initial cup fixation and help prevent spin-out of the cup due to physical loading from the patient. They are intended as supplemental fixation.

Code Information Catalog No: 2030-6525-1 Lot Code: MLHYL7, MLJT50 Ref 2030-6525-1 
Recalling Firm/
Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
325 Corporate Drive
Mahwah NJ 07430
For Additional Information Contact Colleen O'Meara
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Stryker has received reports from the field indicating that certain lots of 6.5mm Cancellous Bone Screws are either associated with a product mix or potentially associated with a product mix. Packaging associated with a 35 mm screw may contain a 25mm screw. Conversely, packaging associated with a 25mm screw may contain a 35mm screw.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Mixed-up of materials/components
Action The firm, Stryker Orthopaedics, notified Domestic locations of this action by e-mail on August 6, 2012 and foreign locations of this action by e-mail on August 7, 2012. Stryker follow-up by sending an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTIFICATION" dated August 17, 2012 to their consignees/customers via Fed Ex with return receipt. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to quarantine and return affected product to Attn: Regulatory Compliance, Stryker Orthopaedics, 325 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey, 07430 (attach fluorescent orange sticker and mark box with words "Product Recall"), or contact your Stryker Sales Representative to arrange for return of the product ,and complete and return the attached Product Recall Acknowledgment Form within 5 days via fax to 855-251-3635. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Manager, Divisional Regulatory Compliance at (201) 972-2100.
Quantity in Commerce Approximately 72 units
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries including: Canada, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and UK.
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 = OSTEONICS CORP.