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Class 2 Device Recall Surgical Bit

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  Class 2 Device Recall Surgical Bit see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 10, 2012
Date Posted November 19, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 21, 2013
Recall Number Z-0384-2013
Recall Event ID 63077
Product Classification Bit, drill - Product Code HTW
Product "***SENTINEL***Cannulated Drill Bit***S8585***8.5 X 229mm (9")***CONMED LINVATEC 11311 CONCEPT BLVD LARGO, FL 33773-4908 USA***LOT***2009-02***".

This drill bit is an eccentric mono-fluted cutting edge for drilling bone tunnels in ACL and PCL reconstruction.
Code Information S8585 (8.5MM Drill Bit), lot number 322287
Recalling Firm/
Linvatec Corp. dba ConMed Linvatec
11311 Concept Blvd
Largo FL 33773-4908
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Linvatec Corporation dba ConMed Linvatec in Largo, FL is recalling the S8580, 8.0MM SENTINEL Cannulated Drill Bit, lot numbers 322225 and 322226; and the S8585, 8.5MM SENTINEL Cannulated Drill Bit, lot number 322287. Recall was initiated due to the incorrect labeling on package.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling Change Control
Action ConMed/Linvatec sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notificaiton letter via phone and FedEx on April 9, 2012 and again on May 11, 2012, to all affected customers. They also sent the same Notification on May 14, 2012, to international accounts. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to complete a reply formand fax it to 727-319-5701. Customers were also instructed to return all affected product to the firm. All returned product under this removal action will be identified, segregated and quarantined per firm procedures, etc. Customers with questions should contact Customers Service at Custserv@linvatec.com. For questions regarding this recall call 727-392-6464.
Quantity in Commerce 70 total
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA including NJ, UT, GA, NY, PA, IL, LA, OH, CA, MS and Internationally to Canada, Japan, and Romania.
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.