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Class 2 Device Recall Depuy Spine Side Fire Needles

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  Class 2 Device Recall Depuy Spine Side Fire Needles see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 04, 2012
Date Posted July 03, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 04, 2016
Recall Number Z-1937-2012
Recall Event ID 61874
Product Classification Injector, vertebroplasty (does not contain cement) - Product Code OAR
Product Depuy Spine Side Fire Needles 13G X 6IN, part of the Confidence Spinal Cement System
Product Code 283904613.

The Confidence Side Fire Needle is used to place bone cement in an intra-vertebral fashion at a desired location. the cement extrudes fro the needle through a port on the side of the needle.
Code Information All lots
Recalling Firm/
DePuy Mitek, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Co.
325 Paramount Dr
Raynham MA 02767
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Additional Instructions for Use and Surgical Technique for the Confidence Needle due to reports of breakage with the side fire needles
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling design
Action Depuy Spine sent a "CORRECTION NOTICE" to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. A Field Correction Notification Form was attached for customers to complete and return via fax to 508-828-3070. For questions about Confidence Needles, please contact your local DePuy Spine Sales Representative. If you need assistance in locating your local Sales Representative please contact JJHCS CIS @ 1 -800-255 -2500 .
Quantity in Commerce 683 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Canada, Austria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lebanon, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, and UK.
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.