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Class 2 Device Recall Bit, Drill

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  Class 2 Device Recall Bit, Drill see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 18, 2016
Date Posted May 23, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on February 02, 2017
Recall Number Z-1710-2016
Recall Event ID 73945
Product Classification Bit, drill - Product Code HTW
Product 3.2 mm three-fluted Radiolucent Drill Bit/Needle Point/145 mm Sterile

Product Usage:
The 3.2 mm Three-fluted Drill Bits are instruments that can be used with the following systems: Expert Lateral Femoral Nail (part number 03.010.060S only), Expert Tibial Nail, Expert Humeral Nailing, Multiloc Humeral Nailing System, Suprapatellar Instrumentation for Expert Tibial Nail, and Adolescent Lateral Femoral Nails (ALFN).
Code Information Catalog ID 03.010.100S Lot # 5525872, 6153368, 6530901, 5548707, 6197315, 6581051 5575918, 6199232, 6676406, 5603463, 6231850, 6721724 5649117, 6256560, 6734876, 5668880, 6305842, 6808463 5724639, 6319050, 6831468, 5742276, 6320150, 6997294 5807341, 6343980, 7039877, 6012770, 6401819, 7052565 6045597, 6448707, 7081479, 6057914, 6472100, 7378832 6108342, 6501856, 7410311, 6142443, 6503351, 7466207 7554670, 7620971, 7675571, 7711694, 7801251, 7918026 9815103, 9828932, 9905850, 9939769, H033348 
Recalling Firm/
Synthes (USA) Products LLC
1301 Goshen Pkwy
West Chester PA 19380-5986
For Additional Information Contact Anne Brisson
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The sterile packaging may be compromised. A protective cap is to be secured on the tip of the drill bit. If the protective cap is not secured, the drill bit may puncture the sterile barrier.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action DePuy Synthes sent an Urgent Notice Medical Device Letter dated April 19, 2016 to customers. The identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The letter instructed customers to examine their inventory to determine if they currently have the affected product. Customers were asked to complete and return the Verification Section of the recall notification letter. For questions call 610-719-5450.
Quantity in Commerce 1274 units
Distribution US Nationwide distribution in the states of: AE, AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX,UT, VA, VT, WA, 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.