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Class 2 Device Recall Arthrosimplicity Kit

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  Class 2 Device Recall Arthrosimplicity Kit see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 08, 2010
Date Posted July 19, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 19, 2012
Recall Number Z-2849-2011
Recall Event ID 58980
Product Classification Kit, surgical instrument, disposable - Product Code KDD


Kit Contained: Drape with pouch; 18Gx1.5in needle; OR towel; Towel clips; Skin marker with ruler; Band-aids; Cotton ball; 5ml syringe; 60ml syringe; Gauze sponges; Extension tubing; Chloraprep swabsticks; Utility Bowl.

All-inclusive kit that alleviates the burden of piecing together each of the items necessary for a TMJ arthrocentesis procedure.
Code Information All lots prior to 09/14/2010 for Model Number 922070.
Recalling Firm/
Biomet Microfixation, Inc.
1520 Tradeport Dr
Jacksonville FL 32218-2480
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Biomet Microfixation, Jacksonville, FL is recalling TMJ System OnPoint Scope Procedure Kit REF 24-3050; TMJ System ArthroSimplicity Kit REF 922070 & 24-4050; TMJ System InnerVue Scope Procedure Kit REF 922090. The OnPoint Scope Kits and ArthroSimplicity Kits contain Chloraprep Swabsticks that do not contain any warnings regarding the use of the product on eyes, ears or mouth.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Biomet Microfixation (formerly W. Lorenz) sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE SAFETY ALERT" letter to the consignees/customers on October 7, 2010. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The consignees/customers were instructed to fill out the attached Inventory Reconciliation sheet and fax to 904-741-9425 and if the consignees/customers further distributed this product, they should notify their customers and provide them with a copy of this safety alert (the letter must be given to the personnel responsible for receiving field action notices). If you have any questions, please contact the Customer Relations Specialist at 1-800-874-7711 or 904-741-4400, extension 468, Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm ET.
Quantity in Commerce 82
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) including states of: AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, CR FL,GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD,ME, MI MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NJ, NY, OH, O K, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA and WA; and countries of: Argentina, Bahrain, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Finland.
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.