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Class 2 Device Recall DePuy

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Date Initiated by Firm December 22, 2021
Create Date February 10, 2022
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-0634-2022
Recall Event ID 89428
Product Classification Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
Product Universal Chuck-The Universal Chuck is an Instrument Handle provided as an alternative instrument available for use in the TN-ADVANCED" Tibial Nailing System (TNA), TFN-ADVANCED" Proximal Femoral Nailing System (TFNA), RFN-ADVANCED" Retrograde Femoral Nailing System (RFNA), FRN-ADVANCED" Femoral Recon Nailing System (FRNA), and Flexible Monobloc Reamers. Instrument Handles are intended for holding instruments for manipulation during orthopedic surgery.

Product No.: 03.043.001
Code Information Lot/Serial No.: 20013101, 20052701, 20228901, 20229301, 20253901, 20558602, 20698102, 20777201 21869701, 21983904, 21995301 GTIN: 10886982297372
Recalling Firm/
Synthes (USA) Products LLC
1301 Goshen Pkwy
West Chester PA 19380-5986
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Top cap may loosen and detach if the Universal Chuck becomes jammed and the user attempts to manually free the device, internal ball bearings may fall out onto the surgical field and cause surgical delay or, and if not recovered, adverse tissue reaction and infection.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Depuy Synthes issued Urgent Medical Device Recall (Removal) issued on 12/22/21 via email FedX. Letter states reason for recall, health risk and action to take: 1. Examine your inventory immediately to determine if you have the subject products and quarantine the subject product. DO NOT USE THE SUBJECT PRODUCT. 2. Contact your DePuy Synthes Sales Consultant or call the customer support services at 1-800-479-6329 to coordinate the return/credits of the subject product. 3. Review, complete, sign, and return the attached Business Response Form (page 3 of this letter) to OneMD-Field-Actions@its.jnj.com within 3 business days of receipt of this notification. Please include in the email subject: FA 2050712: 2021 Universal Chuck. " Please complete the attached Business Response Form even if you do not have the subject product on hand. 4. Forward this notice to anyone in your facility that needs to be informed (i.e., those who manage, transport, store, stock, or use the subject products). 5. If any of the subject product has been forwarded to another facility, contact that facility and provide them with this notice. 6. Post a copy of this notice in a visible area for awareness and keep a copy for your records. Should you have any inquiries please do not hesitate to contact your DePuy Synthes Sales Consultant. For Medical Information request, please visit our website: https://www.jnjmedicaldevices.com/mir
Quantity in Commerce 600 units
Distribution US 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.