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Class 2 Device Recall Orthopedic Devices

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  Class 2 Device Recall Orthopedic Devices see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 02, 2015
Create Date November 20, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 15, 2016
Recall Number Z-0323-2016
Recall Event ID 72553
510(K)Number K103243  K102694  K063049  K050110  K040588  K012114  
Product Classification Screw, fixation, bone - Product Code HWC
Product 2.4MM locking screw SLF-TPNG with Stardrive Recess 18 mm. Intended for fixation of fractures, osteotomies, nonunions, replantations, and fusions of small bones and small bone fragments, particularly in osteopenic bone.
Code Information Part Number Lot Number Product Description 212.818 7856527 Synthes 2.4mm Locking Screw SLF-TPNG with Stardrive Recess 18mm  
Recalling Firm/
Synthes (USA) Products LLC
1301 Goshen Pkwy
West Chester PA 19380-5986
For Additional Information Contact
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
It was discovered that the above part number and lot of 2.4mm Locking Screws may contain the incorrect package insert (GP2613, VA-LCP Distal Radius System). The correct package insert for the above part is GP2615 (Modular Mini Fragment LCP System).
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action Synthes sent an "URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTIFICATION" letter dated November 2, 2015. Customers were asked to take the following actions: -Review the correct package insert (GP2615, attached). -If found, discard incorrect package insert associated with the locking screw noted in the table above. -Forward this Field Safety Notification to anyone in your facility that needs to be informed. -If the package insert has been forwarded to another facility, contact that facility. -Complete the attached Verification Section (page 3 of this notification). Please include your name, title, address, telephone number and signature in the spaces provided. ---Send a copy of the completed Verification Section by: -Fax: 877-907-7514 or Scan/email: Synthes7766@stericycle.com -If the Verification Form is answered on behalf of more than one facility and/or individual, please clearly indicate the name and address of the facility and/or individual in page three (3) of this notification. -Maintain a copy of this Notification.
Quantity in Commerce 229
Distribution Distributed in the states of IA, OH, CO, FL, TX, MA, NY, OR, SC, VA, WV, TN, MO, PA, CT, GA, WA, CA, AL, , IN, MI, NJ, VT, ID, KS, MN, and MD, and the country of Canada.
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 = HWC and Original Applicant = SYNTHES (USA)