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Class 2 Device Recall Trident Acetabular Hip System

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  Class 2 Device Recall Trident Acetabular Hip System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 17, 2006
Date Posted March 02, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 03, 2010
Recall Number Z-0909-2010
Recall Event ID 50150
510(K)Number K033716  
Product Classification Prosthesis, hip, semi-constrained, metal/polymer, porous uncemented - Product Code LPH
Product Trident Acetabular Hip System Polyethylene Inserts, Stryker Orthopaedics, multiple sizes, Mahwah, NJ.

Intended for use in cementless fixation fro use in total hip arthroplasty to relieve pain and restore function in the hip.
Code Information Lot Numbers: 36481101; 36491201; 36514901; 36609101; 36517801; 36526201; 36602201; 36422401; 36631201; 36643801; 36425501; 36448901; 36647201; 36737701; 36742301; 36772901; 36775301; 36547101; 36563001; 36473901; 36738101; 36609001; 36466401; 36642601; 36481401 and 36428401.
Recalling Firm/
Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
325 Corporate Dr
Mahwah NJ 07430
For Additional Information Contact Karen Ariemma, RAC
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Stryker Orthopaedics became aware of a potential anomaly related to the packaging process of referenced lots of X# polyethylene used on Scorpio, Triathlon and Trident inserts.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process design
Action Stryker Orthopaedics issued an "Important Market Withdrawal" notification dated February 17, 2007 via federal express. Consignees were informed of the affected product and asked to retrieve, reconcile and return product via Return Material Authorization to the firm. For further information, contact Stryker Orthopaedics Quality Assurance at 1-201-831-5825.
Quantity in Commerce 594 units total - all products.
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- United States and Canada.
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 = LPH and Original Applicant = HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP