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Class 2 Device Recall Low Profile Abutment

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  Class 2 Device Recall Low Profile Abutment see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 31, 2012
Date Posted August 24, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 21, 2013
Recall Number Z-2271-2012
Recall Event ID 62578
Product Classification Abutment, implant, dental, endosseous - Product Code NHA
Product Low Profile Abutment, Non-Hexed Castable Cylinder Model LPCCC1. Product is labeled in part: "***REF LPCCC1***Low profile Abutment Hexed Castable Cylinder***Cylinder; Cylindre; Zylinder; Cilindro; Cilindro; Cilindro***RX only***NON STERILE***Caution: Law prohibits dispensing without prescription***Consult instructions for use***

Castable cylinders are intended to be used to produce a definitive casting for dental restoration onto which porcelain can then be cast.
Code Information Lots: 2010100001, 2010080684, and 2010090191
Recalling Firm/
Biomet 3i, LLC
4555 Riverside Dr
Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410-4200
For Additional Information Contact Mark Mashburn
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Biomet 3i conducted a recall on the device Low Profile Abutment, Non-Hexed Castable Cylinder due to some packages labeled LPCCC1, Hexed Castable Cylinder possibly containing LPCCC2, Non-Hexed Castable Cylinders.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling mix-ups
Action Biomet 3i sent a "MEDICAL DEVICE ADVISORY NOTICE" dated May 31, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. Contact the firm at 1-800-342-5454 for questions regarding this recall.
Quantity in Commerce 611 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-Distributed in the USA and the countries to Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, and Australia.
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.