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Class 2 Device Recall Low Profile Neuro Screwdriver Blade/MR Safe/MQC/32 mm Short

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  Class 2 Device Recall Low Profile Neuro Screwdriver Blade/MR Safe/MQC/32 mm Short see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 31, 2016
Date Posted July 12, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on February 02, 2017
Recall Number Z-2189-2016
Recall Event ID 74416
Product Classification Instrument, surgical, orthopedic, ac-powered motor and accessory/attachment - Product Code HWE
Product Screwdriver Blade, Handle, Drill Bit,
Part #313.945 Low Profile Neuro Screwdriver Blade/MR Safe/MQC/32mm Short Lot # 5053859

Product Usage:
The DePuy Synthes MR Safe Instruments and MR conditional Instruments are used to assist with the insertion or removal of an implant.
Code Information Part Number: 313.945, Low Profile Neuro Screwdriver Blade/MR Safe/MQC/32mm Short, Lot # 5053859, mfg. 7/28/2005, No Expiration Date product provided Non Sterile
Recalling Firm/
Synthes (USA) Products LLC
1301 Goshen Pkwy
West Chester PA 19380-5986
For Additional Information Contact Anne Brisson
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
DePuy Synthes is voluntarily initiating this recall due to affected devices that were distributed, etched and or labeled with MR Safety information not meeting the current ASTM standard.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling False and Misleading
Action DePuy Synthes mailed an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE FIELD SAFETY NOTIFICATION letter to their customers (Hospital Personnel, including Imaging Department Personnel and DePuy Synthes Colleague) to inform them of the recall and actions to take. The letter identified the affected, problem and actions to be taken. The letter instructed customers not to use the affected Instruments which are labeled or etched MR Safe and MR Conditional during MRI scans. Customers were asked to review the information contained in the Field Safety Notification letter and complete the Verification Section located on page 3 of this notification. For questions call 610-719-5450 or contact your DePuy Synthes Sales Consultant.
Quantity in Commerce 50 units
Distribution US Nationwide Distribution in the states of: AR,CA,CO,CT,DC,ID,IL,KY,LA,MA,MD,MN,MO,MS,MT,NY,PA and TX.
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.