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Class 2 Device Recall REFLECTION Spherical Head Screw

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  Class 2 Device Recall REFLECTION Spherical Head Screw see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 06, 2016
Date Posted July 28, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 01, 2017
Recall Number Z-2297-2016
Recall Event ID 74617
510(K)Number K990666  
Product Classification Prosthesis, hip, semi-constrained, uncemented, metal/polymer, non-porous, calicum-phosphate - Product Code MEH
Total hip components are indicated for individuals undergoing primary or revision surgery where other treatments or devices have failed in rehabilitating hips damaged as a result of trauma or noninflammatory degenerative joint disease (NIDJD) or any of its composite diagnoses of osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis, traumatic arthritis, slipped capital epiphysis, fused hip, fracture of the pelvis, and diastrophic variant; congenital dysplasia; old, remote osteomyelitis with an extended drainage-free period, nonunion, femoral neck fracture and trochanteric fractures of the proximal femur with head involvement that are unmanageable using other techniques; femoral osteotomy, or Girdlestone resection; fracture-dislocation of the hip; and correction of deformity.
Code Information Lot Number 16AM14274
Recalling Firm/
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
1450 E Brooks Rd
Memphis TN 38116-1804
For Additional Information Contact Joe Metzger
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The labels correctly state that the product should be a 25mm screw, but the box contained a longer, 35mm screw.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Packaging process control
Action Smith & Nephew sent an Urgent Product Recall Notification letter dated July 6, 2016, to all affected consignees via email and FedEx Overnight delivery on July 6, 2016. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the consignee. Customers were asked to inspect their inventory and located any unused affected devices and quarantine them immediately, complete the Inventory Return Certification Form and fax to 1-901-566-7975 indicating the quantities that need to be returned. Consignees should contact Smith & Nephew's Field Actions Department via email at FieldActions@smith-nephew.com to obtain a return authorization (RA) number. For questions regarding this recall call 901-399-5520.
Quantity in Commerce 185 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) and Internationally to AU, CA, GB, IN, ZA, and TR
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 = MEH and Original Applicant = SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.