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Class 2 Device Recall ABG II Modular Hip Stem

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  Class 2 Device Recall ABG II Modular Hip Stem see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 30, 2012
Date Posted July 26, 2012
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-2089-2012
Recall Event ID 62456
510(K)Number K092406  
Product Classification Prosthesis, hip, semi-constrained, uncemented, metal/polymer, non-porous, calicum-phosphate - Product Code MEH
Product ABG II Modular Hip Stem
Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp. Mahwah, NJ 07430
Stryker Ireland Carrigtwohill Industrial Estate, Carrigtwohill County Cork, Ireland.

The ABG II Modular range of implants is constituted of 8 right stems and 8 left stems. The necks are made of GADS Vitallium, a proprietary Co Cr alloy that Stryker has developed. GADS stands for Gas Atomized Dispersion Strengthened. IT is a Co Cr alloy that is a corrosion resistant and demonstrates qualities of improved fatigue strength (with respect to regular Co Cr alloy). Neck Range - The ABG II modular neck range is composed of 10 reversible neck implants. There are different options in terms of length, version and neck angle. The AG II Modular necks come in two different lengths: 28 mm (short) and 36 mm (long). The necks are offered in two version angles ; 0 and 7. The 0 and 7 necks are available in 125, 130 and 135 neck angles.
Code Information 510 K092406  all lots  (4845-4XXX and NLS/NLV)
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 has updated the instruction for use (IFU) (product correction)for the ABGII Modular and Rejuvenate Modular Hip Systems. This is based on a reported rate of less than one percent for revisions potentially associated with fretting and or corrosion at or about the modular neck junction. On June 29, 2012, Stryker has decided to remove the affected product from the field since there may be an
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Stryker sent an "URGENT PRODUCT CORRECTION" letter dated April 23, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The letter included a Product Correction Acknowledgment Form for customers to complete and return via fax to 201-831-6069. Contact the firm at 201-831-5970 for questions regarding this notice. Stryker sent and "Urgent Update Product Recall" Letter dated January 3, 2013 to all affected customers. The new letter includes updated corrective actions for patients. Another letter was sent out on 7/25/2014.
Quantity in Commerce 9003 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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = MEH and Original Applicant = HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP.