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Class 3 Device Recall Stryker Orthopaedics Bone Screw

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  Class 3 Device Recall Stryker Orthopaedics Bone Screw see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 26, 2009
Date Posted September 14, 2009
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 27, 2010
Recall Number Z-2125-2009
Recall Event ID 52713
510(K)Number K873251  
Product Classification Screw, fixation, bone - Product Code HWC
Product Stryker Orthopaedics Cancellous Bone Screw;
Dia 5.5 mm; Lnth: 15 mm; Sterile:
Made in the USA;
Stryker Osteonics Corp.
325 Corporate Drive
Mahwah, NJ 07430.

The bone screws are optional fixtures that may be used during knee and hip replacement procedures.
Code Information Catalog number: 2029-5515-1; 5.5 CANCELLOUS BONE SCREW 15mm H1MMLE 21-Jul-2013 5.5 CANCELLOUS BONE SCREW 15mm MET3JP 14-Dec-2013 5.5 CANCELLOUS BONE SCREW 15mm MET738 14-Dec-2013 5.5 CANCELLOUS BONE SCREW 15mm MET3JT 14-Dec-2013 
Recalling Firm/
Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
325 Corporate Drive
Mahwah NJ 07430
For Additional Information Contact Colleen O'Meara
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Raw material supplied by a third party used to manufacture various medical devices does not comply with metallurgical requirements outlines in ASTM standard for titanium surgical implants.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Stryker Orthopaedics issued "Urgent Product Recall" letters via Federal Express priority overnight beginning June 26, 2009 to Branches, Hospital Risk Management and Chief of Orthopaedics and Surgeons. All users are requested to examine their inventory, retrieve all affected product and return for reconciliation to Stryker Orthopaedics. Users are also requested to complete the enclosed Product Accountability Form and fax with necessary information to the firm at 1-201-831-6069. For further information, contact Stryker Orthopaedics at 1-201-831-5970.
Quantity in Commerce 51,113 total - all sizes.
Distribution Worldwide 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.