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Date Initiated by Firm June 23, 2016
Create Date August 09, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 27, 2019
Recall Number Z-2377-2016
Recall Event ID 74634
510(K)Number K143393  
Product Classification Prosthesis, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
Product Stryker Orthopaedics Modular Handle Triathlon Instruments, Non-Sterile, REF 6541-4-808, Lot 123, NDC M546654148080S

Product Usage:
Is a reusable instrument that is part of the Triathlon Primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) system as well as the Triathlon Partial Knee Replacement (PKR) system. The use of the handles in Primary TKA is optional and may be used to: (1) Assist in stabilizing the Triathlon Femoral Sizer, (2) Aid in stabilization during use and removal of the Triathlon 4:1 Cutting Block and (3) Aid in assembly of the Anterior MIS Distal Resection Guide to the Anterior Skim Cut Guide. Per the Triathlon PKR surgical protocol, the handle is required for a PKR surgery and is used to: (1) Assemble and disassemble the Femoral Trial Drill Guide into the Femoral Trial and (2) Remove the Peg Trial from the Femoral Trial.
Code Information Catalog No. 6541-4-808 Lot Nos.: SB1K14, SB1K14A, SB1K14A1, SB1K14P, SB1K15, SB1K15A, SB1K15A1, SB1K15A2, SB1M25, SB1M25A, SB1M25A1, SB1M25A2, SB1M25A2X1, SB1N02, SB1N02A, SB1N02A1, SB1N02A2, SB1N02A3, SB1N02X1, SB1T05, SB1T05A, SB1T05A1, SB1T05AX1, SB1T05AX2, SB1T05KSB1V01, SB1V01K, SB1V01L, SB1V01X1, SB1V01X2, SB1V01X3, SB1W14, SB1W14K, SB1W14X1, SB2T19, SB2T19A, SB2T19D, SB2T19DX1, SB2T19DX2, SB2T19J, SB2T19K, SB2T19KX1, SB2T19KX2, SBT19X3, SB2V87, SB2V87A, SB2V87J, SB2V87JX1, SB2V87K, SB2V87X, SB2V87X1, SB2W23, SB2W23G, SB2W23X, SB2W23X1, SB3A20, SB3A20A, SB3A21, SB3A21D, SB3A21M, SB3A21X, SB3A22, SB3A22A1, SB3A22X1, SB3A55, SB3A55A, SB3A55A2, SB3A55AX1, SB3A55M, SB3A55X1, SB3H25, SB3H25D, SB3H25G, SB3H25X1, SB3H26, SB3H26D, SB3H26DX1, SB3H26X2, SB3K09, SB3K09X1, SB3K10, SB3K10L, SB3K10M, SB3K10MX1, SB3K10X1, SB3L19, SB3L19D, SB3L19K, SB3L19L, SB3L19P, SB3L19P1, SB3L20, SB3L20K, SB3L45, SB3L45A, SB3L45A1, SB3L45A2, SB3L45D, SB3L45DX1, SB3L45L, SB3L45T, SB3M17, SB3M17A, SB3M17K, SB3M17M, SB3M18, SB3M18A, SB3M18AX1, SB3M18D, SB3M18M, SB3M18R, SB3M19, SB3M19A, SB3M19A1, SB3M19S, SB3M19T, SB3M19W, SB3N46, SB3N46D, SB3N46P, SB3N46X1, SB4C12, SB4C12X1, SB4C37, SB4C37X1, SB4C38, SB4C38A, SB4C38D, SB4E18, SB4E181, SB4E181X1, SB4E18A, SB4E18D, SB4E18T, SB4H79, SB4H79A, SB4H79M, SB4L05, SB4L05A, SB4N17, SB4N17E, SB4N17M, SB4N17M1, SB4N18, SB4N18A, SB4N18A1, SB4N18D, SB4N18M, SB4N18T, SB4S01, SB4S01D, SB4S01J, SB4V07, SB4V07L, SB4V07M, SB4V07MM, SB5A02, SB5A02A, SB5A02A1, SB5A55
Recalling Firm/
Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp.
325 Corporate Dr
Mahwah NJ 07430-2006
For Additional Information Contact Mr. Michael Van Ryn
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Stryker Orthopaedic is voluntarily recalling the Triathlon Modular Handle because analysis revealed that the press fit specifications between the dowel pin and the mating hole in the shaft were not being achieved potentially resulting in disassociation from the instrument.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Stryker sent an Urgent Product Recall letter dated June 24, 2016 to Branches/Agencies by e-mail and Business Reply Forms was sent to Branches/Agents/Hospital Risk Management via UPS (with return receipt) on June 24, 2016. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. For questions call (201) 831-6693.
Quantity in Commerce 12,469 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide
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 = JWH and Original Applicant = STRYKER ORTHOPAEDICS