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Class 2 Device Recall Alteon HA Femoral Stems

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  Class 2 Device Recall Alteon HA Femoral Stems see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 09, 2017
Date Posted January 18, 2018
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 06, 2019
Recall Number Z-0538-2018
Recall Event ID 78936
510(K)Number K162732  
Product Classification Prosthesis, hip, semi-constrained, uncemented, metal/polymer, non-porous, calicum-phosphate - Product Code MEH
Product Alteon HA Femoral Stem, Press-Fit, Extended Offset, Cementless, HA Coated, Collared, Size 5

All Exactech Hip Systems are indicated for use in skeletally mature individuals undergoing primary surgery for hip replacement due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis, post-traumatic degenerative problems of the hip, and for treatment of proximal femoral fractures where prosthetic replacement is determined by the surgeon as the preferred treatment. Components of Exactech Hip Systems are also potentially indicated for ankylosing spondylitis, congenital hip dysplasia, revision of failed previous reconstructions where sufficient bone stock is present, and to restore mobility resulting from previous fusion. Exactech Alteon HA femoral stems are intended for press-fit fixation.
Code Information Catalog #: 190-30-05 Serial#'s: 4897288, 4897291, 4897293, 4907465, 4907466, 4907467, 4907469, 4907472, 4907475, 4907476, 4907477, 4907478, 4907479, 4907481, 4943094, 4943095, 4943096, 4943097, 4943102, 4943104,  4943105, 4943106, 4984977, 4984978, 4984979, 4984980, 4984981,  4984982, 5046901, 5046902, 5046903, 5046904, 5046905, and 5046906.
Recalling Firm/
Exactech, Inc.
2320 NW 66th Ct
Gainesville FL 32653-1630
For Additional Information Contact Kaya Davis
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Wrong device description of the label identifying the implant
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Error in labeling
Action Exactech sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated October 9, 2017, informing them of the potential mislabel. The notice requested consignees: Immediately cease distribution/use of this product; Extend information to accounts in possession of the product; Identify and quarantine any subject devices in their inventory; Complete and return Recall Acknowledgement and Recall Inventory Response Forms. For further questions, please call (800) 392-2832.
Quantity in Commerce 34
Distribution US Distribution to the states of : AL, CA, CO, FL, MD. and NY
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 = MEH and Original Applicant = EXACTECH INC