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Class 2 Device Recall Stryker Orthopaedics

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  Class 2 Device Recall Stryker Orthopaedics see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 01, 2013
Date Posted December 11, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 15, 2015
Recall Number Z-0483-2014
Recall Event ID 66908
510(K)Number K894124  
Product Classification Screw, fixation, bone - Product Code HWC
Product Stryker Orthopaedics Cancellous Bone Screw
Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

Stryker France

Both the 6.4 mm diameter, 25mm length, Cancellous Bone Screws (Cat no 2030-6525-1) and the 5.5mm diameter, 40 mm length Cancellous Bone Screws (Cat no 2029-5540-1) are cleared for use in Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), when implanting Stryker's Hemispherical Cluster Hole Acetabular Shell Systems and Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) when implanting Stryker's Series 7000 Standard Tibial Tray systems. The use of bone screws, during both THA and TKA are intended as supplemental fixation.
Code Information 1) 6.5 mm Cancellous Bone Screw 25mm Catalog No: 2030-6525-1 Lot code MMLNLA  2) 5.5 Cancellous Bone Screw 40 mm Catalog No: 2029-5540-1 Lot Code MMLMJ1 
Recalling Firm/
Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
325 Corporate Dr
Mahwah NJ 07430-2002
For Additional Information Contact Ms. Christie Samsa
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Stryker received a report from the field indicating that a 5.5 mm Cancellous Bone Screw 40 mm was identified in packaging associated with a 6.5 mm Cancellous Bone Screw 25 mm.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling mix-ups
Action Stryker sent notification letters/accountability forms via Fed Ex on October 1, 2013, with return receipt. to branches/agencies and hospital risk management, chief of orthopedics and surgeons. Domestic branch locations were notified by e-mail on 9/16/2013. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to fax the Product Recall Acknowledgement Form to 855-251-3635, return the affected product to the attention of Regulatory Compliance, Stryker Orthopaedics, 325 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey, 07430. Customers were instructed to attach the fluorescent organge PRODUCT REMEDIATION sticker to their return, indicating the Produc Remediation # RA 2013-145. Mark the outer box with the words "Product Recall." Customers with questions were instructed to call 201-972-2100. For questions regarding this recall call 201-831-5000.
Quantity in Commerce Catalog Number 2030-6525-1- 4 units; Catalog No: 2029-5540-1-7 units
Distribution Nationwide 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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = HWC and Original Applicant = OSTEONICS CORP.