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Class 2 Device Recall Waldemar

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  Class 2 Device Recall Waldemar see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 26, 2023
Date Posted August 29, 2023
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-2481-2023
Recall Event ID 92839
Product Classification Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
Product Link OptiStem Rasp Handle-Used with the OptiStem Rasp to prepare the femoral medullary canal for a knee prosthesis implant during a total knee arthroplasty surgical procedure
Item Number: 17-5220/01
Code Information UDI-DI: 04026575284658 Lot Codes: C010108, C151519
Recalling Firm/
Waldemar Link GmbH & Co. KG (Mfg Site)
Oststr. 4-10
Norderstedt Germany
For Additional Information Contact SAME US
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A crack in the weld of the rasp handle may lead to a fracture of the frontal sleeve when the rasp is further impacted or extracted. The rasp remains intact. The rasp would need to be pulled out by a clamp leading to a prolongation of surgery or modified surgery
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action LinkBio Corp.(US Importer) issued Urgent: Medical Device Recall letter via email on July 27, 203 to US Distributors . Letter states reason for recall, health risk and action to take: Please respond using the attached Distributor Reply form to indicate your understanding of this Device Recall and of the need to return the affected product. Pre-paid shipping labels will be provided once the Distributor Reply Form is returned. Please return the product as soon as possible to the following address: LinkBio Corporation 69 King St Dover, NJ 07801 Please contact LinkBio at 973-625-1333 or complaints@linkbio.com for any questions.
Quantity in Commerce 6 units
Distribution IN,GA, TX
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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.