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  Class 2 Device Recall AXSOS PLUS LOCKING PLATE SYSTEM see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 24, 2008
Date Posted April 13, 2009
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 06, 2010
Recall Number Z-1062-2009
Recall Event ID 50850
510(K)Number K061012  
Product Classification AxSOS T8 Screwdriver - Product Code HRS
Product AxSOS T8 Screwdriver, 3.0mm Locking Set. REF 702746. This product is non sterile. Distributed in the USA by Howmedica Osteonics Corp, Mahwah, NJ.

The screwdrivers of the AxSOS system are multiple use instruments used to insert screws into bones.

Code Information All lot codes.
Recalling Firm/
Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
325 Corporate Dr
Mahwah NJ 07430
For Additional Information Contact Karen Ariemma, RAC
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Potential Breakage: Stryker Orthopaedics became aware that there is the potential for the tip of the AxSOS Screwdriver and the AxSOS Torque Limiter to break.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action "Urgent Product Recall" letters were sent to Stryker Orthopaedics Branches/Agencies, Chief of Orthopaedics, Hospital Risk Management and Surgeons on November 24, 2008 via Federal Express. The letters described the issue and provided the following instructions: 1. Examine your inventory and determine if you have any of the affected product, 2. Remove and quarantine affected product from your inventory, 3. Complete the attached Product Recall Acknowledgement Form (and fax to Stryker Orthopaedics at 201-831-6069), and 4. Return the affected product to your Stryker Orthopaedics Sales representative. Direct questions to your Stryker Orthopaedics Sales Representative or call Stryker Orthopaedics at 201-831-5000.
Quantity in Commerce 467 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 = HRS and Original Applicant = HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.