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Class 2 Device Recall Synthes 14.5 mm Outer Protection Sleeve for Suprapatellar

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  Class 2 Device Recall Synthes 14.5 mm Outer Protection Sleeve for Suprapatellar see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 14, 2013
Date Posted November 26, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 18, 2015
Recall Number Z-0404-2014
Recall Event ID 66581
510(K)Number K111667  
Product Classification Nail, fixation, bone - Product Code JDS
Product Synthes 14.5 mm Outer Protection Sleeve for Suprapatellar

Synthes 14.5 mm Outer Protection Sleeve for Suprapatellar is used as part of the Synthes Tibial Nail System EX to stabilize fractures of the proximal and distal tibia and the tibia shaft, open and closed tibia shaft fractures, certain pre- and post- isthmic fractures, and tibial malunions and non-unions.
Code Information part no. 03010.438S, lot 706802
Recalling Firm/
Synthes (USA) Products LLC
1301 Goshen Pkwy
West Chester PA 19380-5986
For Additional Information Contact Customer Support
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Complaints were received reporting that a product packaged as a 14.5 mm Outer Protection Sleeve for Suprapatellar contained a 12.0 mm Outer Protection Sleeve for Suprapatellar.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling mix-ups
Action Synthes sent an Urgent Notice: Medical Device Recall letter dated October 14, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to call Synthes at 1-800-479-6329 if they have any of the affected product to obtain a Return Authorization Number, complete the Verification Section at the end of the letter and return the Verification Form with the affected product to: Credit/Returns Synthes 1101 Synthes Avenue Monument, CO 80132 If customers do not have the affected product they should complete the attached Verification Section and return all documents to Synthes by: Fax: 866-229-7778 Scan/email: FieldAction@synthes.com Customers with questions were instructed to call 610-719-5450. For questions regarding this recall call 610-719-5000.
Quantity in Commerce 55
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = JDS and Original Applicant = SYNTHES (USA)