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Class 2 Device Recall Optilock

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  Class 2 Device Recall Optilock see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 23, 2012
Date Posted September 28, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 27, 2013
Recall Number Z-2485-2012
Recall Event ID 63073
Product Classification Screwdriver - Product Code HXX
Product Optilock 2.7 mm Screw Inserter.

Intended Use: The OptiLock Upper Extremity Plating System is intended for fixation of fractures and osteotomies. The System is intended for fractures and fracture dislocations, osteotomies and non-unions of the proximal humerus, particularly in osteopenic bone. The System is intended for fixation of fractures, osteotomies and non-unions of the olecranon, humerus, radius, ulna, particularly in osteopenic bone. The OptiLock VL Distal Radius Plating System is intended for use in distal radius and ulna (and other small bones), including use in osteopenic bone.
Code Information Catalog number: 14-400795; and lot numbers: 133420, 409460, 469960, 487650, 487660, 627940, 627950, 797190, and 797200.
Recalling Firm/
Biomet, Inc.
56 E Bell Dr
Warsaw IN 46582-6989
For Additional Information Contact
574-267-6639 Ext. 1676
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Field complaints indicate that recent shipments of the 14-400795 and 36505 drivers do not properly mate ("lock") into some of the specified screw heads. Drivers near MMC (Maximum Material Condition) or that are misshapen may not properly mate with screws at MMC. Design dimensions and tolerances of the drivers are not properly specified to prevent an incorrect fit between the drivers and the screw
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Mixed-up of materials/components
Action Biomet sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTICE'' dated August 23, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, problem, and the actions to be taken by the customers. A Fax Back Response Form was included for customers to complete and return via fax to 574-372-1683. Contact the firm at 574-372-1570 for questions related to this recall.
Quantity in Commerce 268 units total
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, GA, MT, TA, AZ, WA, CA, TA, IN, NY, NJ, VA, MA, MI, MD, PA, KY, NC, UT, NH, FL, OK, CO, LA, OH, MO and SD, and the countries of Japan, Netherlands, Australia, and Costa Rica.
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.