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Class 2 Device Recall Synthes Flexible Medullary Reamer

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  Class 2 Device Recall Synthes Flexible Medullary Reamer see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 11, 2013
Date Posted August 12, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 31, 2015
Recall Number Z-1952-2013
Recall Event ID 65560
Product Classification Reamer - Product Code HTO
Product Synthes Flexible Medullary Reamer.

Intended to be used to facilitate the preparation of the intramedullary cavity.
Code Information All lots with part number 359.106, 359.107, 359.108, 359.109, 359.110, 359.111, 359.112, 359.113, 359.114, 359.115
Recalling Firm/
Synthes USA HQ, Inc.
1302 Wrights Ln E
West Chester PA 19380-3417
For Additional Information Contact Synthes Recall Information
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Due to the coiled design for this product, the product is difficult to clean and the potential for corrosion on the device exists. The potential for harm exists if there is an introduction of foreign material at the operative site originating from the presence of corrosion and/or the retained undefined material that could not be adequately cleaned.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Sythes notified direct accounts by letter on 6/11/13 and requested them to check their inventory and remove affected lots from stock. Synthes requested that affected lots be returned and to call Synthes at 1-800-479-6329 for a Return Authorization Number. Completion and return of the Verification section at the end of the letter was requested, including negative responses.
Quantity in Commerce 13,050
Distribution Nationwide Distribution.
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.