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Class 2 Device Recall A.L.P.S., Distal Tibia Plating System

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  Class 2 Device Recall A.L.P.S., Distal Tibia Plating System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 17, 2015
Date Posted July 14, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 22, 2016
Recall Number Z-2072-2015
Recall Event ID 71549
Product Classification Forceps, wire holding - Product Code HYA
Product A.L.P.S. - Medium Bone Plate Forceps. Orthopedic manual surgical instrument.
Code Information Part Number: 816301006 Lot Numbers: 099216, 093776, 093717, 093716, 088526, 081179, 072525, 072524
Recalling Firm/
Biomet, Inc.
56 E Bell Dr
Warsaw IN 46582-6989
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Medium Bone Plate Forceps was assembled with the incorrect grip arm tip. Potential that the surgeon will be unable to provisionally clamp the plate to the patient's bone.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Vendor change control
Action On 6/17/2015, URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTICE notifications were sent to the affected distributors with instructions for locating and returning the affected product. The recall notification included a description of the reason for the recall, affected product, consignee responsibilities, and instructions for responding to the formal recall notification. Questions related to this notice should be directed to (574) 372-1570, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Quantity in Commerce 223
Distribution Domestic: TX NJ, NC, KY, MA, SD, MO, AL, IN, GA, AR International: Netherlands, Japan, Costa Rica
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.