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Class 2 Device Recall Set Screw

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Date Initiated by Firm November 30, 2012
Date Posted February 24, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 22, 2015
Recall Number Z-1146-2015
Recall Event ID 70383
510(K)Number K122145  
Product Classification Orthosis, spinal pedicle fixation, for degenerative disc disease - Product Code NKB
Product Set Screw 5.5 mm Rod - Model #7703-1600.
Product Usage: The titanium alloy set screw is used to seat a 5.5 mm titanium alloy, commercially pure titanium or cobalt chrome rod into a pedicle screw tulip in order to create a spinal fixation construct. The Set Screw is provided to the user non-sterile and is used across three Biomet Spine product lines; Silverton Spinal Fixation System (Silverton), Silverton-D Spinal Fixation System (Silverton-D) and Telluride Minimally Invasive Spinal Fixation System (Telluride).

The primary packaging for the Set Screws is an aluminum sterilization case that holds both implants and instruments used collectively as part of a system. Additionally, Set Screws can be packaged in a heat sealed polypropylene bag for single device distribution.
Code Information LOT Numbers: L561968 and L570545 Product Code: 77031600
Recalling Firm/
Biomet Spine, LLC
310 Interlocken Pkwy Ste 120
Broomfield CO 80021-3464
For Additional Information Contact Mike Medina
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Biomet Spine LLC is recalling the Set Screw 5.5 mm Rod due to the set screw being out of specification
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action Biomet Spine LLC (formerly Lanx) sent an Urgent Recall Notification letter to affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem, and actions to be taken. For questions contact Lanx Customer Service.
Quantity in Commerce 1999
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NE, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA, WI. and the countries of: Italy, and Mexico.
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 = NKB and Original Applicant = LANX, INC.