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Class 2 Device Recall Triathlon X3

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  Class 2 Device Recall Triathlon X3 see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 31, 2007
Date Posted September 25, 2007
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 05, 2007
Recall Number Z-1231-2007
Recall Event ID 38624
510(K)Number K070095  
Product Classification knee prosthesis - Product Code JWH
Product Triathlon X3
Total Stabilizer + Tibial Insert
For use with Triathlon Universal Baseplates, knee prosthesis.
#5 13mm
Stryker Orthopaedics
Code Information Product numbers: 5537-G-109, 5537-G-111, 5537-G-113, 5537-G-116, 5537-G-119, 5537-G-122, 5537-G-125, 5537-G-128, 5537-G-131, 5537-G-209, 5537-G-211, 5537-G-213, 5537-G-216, 5537-G-219, 5537-G-222, 5537-G-225, 5537-G-228,  5537-G-231, 5537-G-309, 5537-G-311, 5537-G-313, 5537-G-316, 5537-G-319, 5537-G-322, 5537-G-325, 5537-G-328, 5537-G-331, 5537-G-409, 5537-G-411, 5537-G-413, 5537-G-416, 5537-G-419, 5537-G-422, 5537-G-425, 5537-G-428, 5537-G-431, 5537-G-509, 5537-G-511, 5537-G-513, 5537-G-516, 5537-G-519, 5537-G-522, 5537-G-525, 5537-G-528, 5537-G-531, 5537-G-609, 5537-G-611, 5537-G-613, 5537-G-616, 5537-G-619, 5537-G-622, 5537-G-625, 5537-G-628, 5537-G-631, 5537-G-709, 5537-G-711, 5537-G-713, 5537-G-716, 5537-G-719, 5537-G-722, 5537-G-725, 5537-G-728, 5537-G-731, 5537-G-809, 5537-G-811, 5537-G-813, 5537-G-816, 5537-G-819, 5537-G-822, 5537-G-825, 5537-G-828, 5537-G-831.  All lot codes 
Recalling Firm/
Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
325 Corporate Dr
Mahwah NJ 07430-2002
For Additional Information Contact Larry Ross
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Stabilizer posts, packaged with the Triathlon TS Plus Tibial inserts have a specification anomaly related to length, resulting in a potential for the post to slightly protrude above the top surface of the plastic post.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Recall notification letters and product acknowledgment forms were send via Federal Express on August 2, 2007.
Quantity in Commerce 14
Distribution Product distributed to 5 hospitals in GA, OH, MN, TX.
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 = JWH and Original Applicant = HOWMEDICA OSTEONICS CORP