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Class 2 Device Recall 50000 (Inrad) AccuPlace Drace Stereotaxic Needle Guide

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  Class 2 Device Recall 50000 (Inrad) AccuPlace Drace Stereotaxic Needle Guide see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 04, 2016
Date Posted March 03, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 09, 2017
Recall Number Z-1039-2016
Recall Event ID 73172
510(K)Number K904172  
Product Classification Guide, needle, surgical - Product Code GDF
Product 50000 (Inrad) AccuPlace Drace Stereotaxic Needle Guide; Assists the user with inserting a needle at a predetermined angle for computer tomography.

Code Information 50000 Lot numbers: 61305001, 61310001, 61312001, 61404006 Devices distributed between 5-1-2013 and 5-31-2014 are labeled with Inrads name and product number. Devices distributed between 6-20-2014 and 12-3-15 are labeled with Strykers name and product number.
Recalling Firm/
Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker Corporation
4100 E Milham Ave
Portage MI 49002-9704
For Additional Information Contact Kara Spath
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
During an evaluation of the product packaging, it was determined that there is a potential for the product to cause damage to the packaging, creating a possible breach in sterility.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Package design/selection
Action Stryker sent URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTIFICATIONS to Customers via Overnight service. Stryker Sales Representatives were notified via email. 1. Immediately review this Recall Notification. 2. Check all stock areas and/or operating room storage to determine how many AccuPlace" Needle Guides are at your facility. Discontinue use of the AccuPlace" Needle Guides. 3. Complete the enclosed Business Reply Form (BRF) to confirm receipt of this notification and identify how many, if any, affected items are currently in your inventory. Please complete and return the BRF even if you dont have any affected product on hand. Note: Your signature on the BRF indicates that you received and understand this Notification and have followed the instructions in the Notification. 4. If you have further distributed this product, please forward this letter and the attached Business Reply Form (BRF) to all affected locations. Please indicate each location on the BRF. 5. Fax the completed BRF to Stryker Instruments Regulatory Department at 866-521-2762, or scan and email a copy to kara.spath@stryker.com. 6. If the BRF for your facility indicates that recalled product is currently on hand, a FedEx label will be emailed to you. This shipping label should be used to return recalled product. Upon receipt of the recalled product, a credit will be issued to your account. In addition, Stryker Instruments sent recall notifications directly to facilities that received recalled product(s) originally shipped by Inrad. Facilities that received products from both Stryker and Inrad will receive one recall notification. The Business Reply Form will be pre-filled to indicate specifically what recalled products were sent to each facility, including the quantity and Product Number(s).
Quantity in Commerce 5,800 units total
Distribution Nationwide Distribution-including the states of AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WI.
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 = GDF and Original Applicant = DLP, INC.