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Class 2 Device Recall ENDOFUSE(R) Fusion Rods

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  Class 2 Device Recall ENDOFUSE(R) Fusion Rods see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 20, 2011
Date Posted June 17, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 27, 2012
Recall Number Z-2590-2011
Recall Event ID 58717
510(K)Number K051309  
Product Classification Screw, fixation, bone - Product Code HWC
Product ENDO-FUSE(TM) FUSION ROD, 7 mm X 70 mm IMPLANT MATERIAL: STERILE R, Ti6A14V, CPTi, REF: 500005970, LOT 088605422, Wright Medical Technology, Inc , 5877 Airline Road, Arlington, TN 38002

The ENDO-FUSE(R) Intra-Osseous Fusion Rods are indicated for the reduction and fixation of fractures. They are indicated for the integral fixation of fractures, bony fusions, and non-unions. They are also indicated for reconstructive procedures where reduction and fixation of bone fragments are required (e.g. osteotomies).
Code Information Lot Number 0886054225, Reference #500005970
Recalling Firm/
Wright Medical Technology Inc
5677 Airline Rd
Arlington TN 38002-9501
For Additional Information Contact Cathy Park
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Two lots- one lot of Endo-Fuse Fusion Rod, 7x50mm was commingled one lot of Endo-Fuse(R) Fusion Rod, 7x70mm. Not all parts in each lot are affected. The commingled rod sizes might not be detected prior to surgery.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action The firm, Wright Medical, sent an "URGENT: Medical Device Voluntary Recall" letter dated May 6, 2011 to their customers via FedEx . The letter describes the product, problem, and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to examine their inventory for the affected products; immediately return any affected product to Wright Technology as soon as possible (contact Customer Service at 800-238-7117 for return instructions and replacement inventory), and immediately complete and return the attached response form via fax to: 901-867-7401. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact 800-874-5630.
Quantity in Commerce 121
Distribution Nationwide distribution: USA including states of: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, IN, IL, LA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, and WI.
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 = HWC and Original Applicant = REILEY ORTHOPAEDICS, INC.