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Class 2 Device Recall T2 Humerus Sterile Teflon Tube

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  Class 2 Device Recall T2 Humerus Sterile Teflon Tube see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 06, 2012
Date Posted December 22, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 11, 2013
Recall Number Z-0610-2013
Recall Event ID 63457
Product Classification Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
Product Stryker Howmedica Osteonics; Stryker T2 Humerus System
Teflon Tube, sterile; REF 1806-0073S

The T2 Nailing System is designed to treat complex fractures in Humeral, Femoral, Tibial and Ankle applications. The Teflon Tube is an optional instrument used to exchange the Ball Tip Guide Wire with the Smooth Tip Guide Wire once reaming is completed.

Stryker Stryker Trauma GmbH 24232 Schonkirchen, Germany

distributed in USA by: Howmedica Osteonics Corp., 235 Corporate Drive,
Code Information Catalog No: 1806-0073S  Lot Code:123596   
Recalling Firm/
Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
325 Corporate Drive
Mahwah NJ 07430
For Additional Information Contact Colleen O'Meara
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
During the manufacturing of the affected lot a manufacturing error has led to embrittlement of the tube material of the T2 Humerus Teflon Tube.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action The firm, Stryker Orthopaedics, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE REMOVAL" letter & Acknowledgement form dated August 7, 2012 via FedEx Return Receipt to its consignees/customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to inform their users of this Medical Device Removal and pass this notice to all those individuals who need to be aware within their organization; return all affected products available at their location to: Stryker Osteosynthesis, 325 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, NJ 07430 REF: PFA#2012-124 or contact Stryker customer service; complete and sign the enclosed Product Recall Acknowledgement Form and Fax to 1-855-251-3635 or email to Recall Coordinator at janice.pevide@stryker.com and keep a copy of their records. If you have any questions, contact the Manager, Regulatory Compliance, at 1-201-972-2100 or email: colleen.omeara@stryker.com.
Quantity in Commerce 100 units (73 units US; 27 units OUS)
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) including states of: AL, CO, CT, IL, IN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OR,and TX; and countries of: Australia, Canada, France, Spain and United Kingdom.
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.