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Class 2 Device Recall Howmedica Osteonics Corp.

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  Class 2 Device Recall Howmedica Osteonics Corp. see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 28, 2013
Date Posting Updated May 01, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 17, 2015
Recall Number Z-1210-2013
Recall Event ID 64942
Product Classification Bit, Drill - Product Code HTW
Product Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp. AxSOS System Instrument.

The AxSOS Locking Plate System is designed to treat periarticular or intraarticular fractures of the Distal Femur, Proximal Humerus, Proximal Tibia, and the Distal Tibia. Per the operative technique, " A 4.3 mm Drill (REF 702743) is then used to drill the core hole for the locking screw. Using a fluoroscopy, check the correct depth of the drill, and measure the length of the screw. The Drill Sleeve should now be removed, and the correct length 5.0 mm Locking Screw is inserted using the Screwdriver T20 and Screw Holding Sleeve."

Code Information Catalog number 703615.
Recalling Firm/
Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
325 Corporate Drive
Mahwah NJ 07430
For Additional Information Contact Ms. Colleen O'Meara
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Stryker Orthopaedics has received a report indicating that the scale of the AxSOS Calibrated Drill Bit 4.3,,X263mm, flat , manufactured by Stryker Osteosynthesis, is incorrect. The incorrect scale could result in the surgeon selecting a screw that is 10mm longer than intended.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Stryker Orthopaedics sent a Urgent Medical Device Removal letter dated March 28, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. 1. Please inform users of this Medical Device Removal and pass this notice to all those individuals who need to be aware within your organization. 2. Return all affected products available at your location to Stryker Osteosynthesis or Contact Stryker Customer Service. 3. Complete and sign the enclosed Business Reply Form and fax a copy to: 1-865-252-3635 . 4. Keep a copy of the completed and executed Business Reply Form for your records. Report any adverse events or product quality problems to Stryker Orthopaedics: 1-866-0R-ASSIST. (1-866-672-7747). As we strive for products that meet your expectations for quality and reliability, please do not hesitate to contact us, in case you have any further questions at (201) 831-5970..
Quantity in Commerce 107 units
Distribution Nationwide Distribution including the states of AL, AZ, IL, KY, LA, NJ, NC, FL, CA, NM, MO, TN, VA, CO, MA, TX, IN and MT.
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.