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Class 2 Device Recall Formula 180 Shaver Hand Control

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  Class 2 Device Recall Formula 180 Shaver Hand Control see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 21, 2012
Date Posted June 25, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 20, 2012
Recall Number Z-1866-2012
Recall Event ID 61955
Product Classification Blade, saw, general; plastic surgery, surgical - Product Code GFA
Product Formula Shaver Handpiece (with buttons);
Formula 180 Shaver Handpiece (with button)
Rx only, Made USA.:

Stryker Endoscopy
5900 Optical Court
San Jose, CA 95138

Components within the Crossfire System that provided abrasion, resection, debridement and removal of bone and soft tissue through the Formula Shaver and blade, and the ablation and coagulation of soft tissue, as well as hemostasis of blood vessels through its SERFAS Energy electrosurgical probe.
Code Information Formula Shaver Hand Control, PN 375-704-500 and Formula 180 (PN 375-708-500). Serial numbers: 12B037204, 12B037214, 12B037224, 12B037234, 12B040594, 12B040604, 12B040614, 12B040624, 12B040634, 12B040644, 12B040654, 12B040664, 12B040684, 12B041374, 12B046934, 12B046964, 12B046974, 12B046994, 12B047004, 12B047014, 12B047024, 12B047034, 12B047054, 12B047064, 12B047074, 12B047084, 12B047094, 12B049204, 12B049234, 12B049244, 12B055744, 12B055754, 12B055764, 12B055774. 
Recalling Firm/
Stryker Endoscopy
5900 Optical Ct
San Jose CA 95138-1400
For Additional Information Contact Michael Hilldoerfer
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Stryker Endoscopy determined that there may not have been adequate determination of required routine checks to ensure accuracy and fitness for use of specific serial numbers of Formula and 180 Shaver Hand Control.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action The firm, Stryker Endoscopy, sent an "Urgent: Device Removal" letter dated May 21, 2012 to all affected customers via Federal Express. Stryker Sales Reps were notified by e-mail on the same day. Stryker international sites were notified by e-mail on May 24, 2012. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to inspect their inventory for part and serial number; quarantine any of the affected product, call Stryker Endoscopy's Customer Service at 1-800-624-4422 for replacements and return affected product. If you have any questions regarding this letter please contact us at shavers@stryker.com or call 1-800-624-4422.
Quantity in Commerce 34 devices
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) including states of: CA, FL, IA , MI, NV, NC, OK, TX, and WI; and countries of: China and Great Britain.
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.