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Class 2 Device Recall ConMed Linvatech Hall Surgical Blades, Sterile ST SAG BLADE

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  Class 2 Device Recall ConMed Linvatech Hall Surgical Blades, Sterile ST SAG BLADE see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 21, 2008
Date Posted January 15, 2009
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on January 15, 2009
Recall Number Z-0397-2009
Recall Event ID 47848
Product Classification Surgical Instrument Motors and Accessories/Attachments - Product Code GET
Product ConMed Linvatec Hall Surgical Blades, Sterile ST SAG BLADE, Catalog # 00502314400, 00502313900, 00502314100, 00502311800,
00502313800, 00502314000, and 00502312800.

ConMed Linvatec Hall (R) Surgical Blades are intended for use in small bone or large bone orthopedic surgeries. These blades are designed to cut bone in an oscillating plane.
Code Information BBD23466, BBD29778, BBD29779, BBD31414, BBD31966, BBD34684, BBD23581, BBD26613, BBD28001, BBD29406, BBD31980, BBD21938, BBD23046 through BBD23050, BBD23828, BBD24448, BBD24633, BBD24634, BBD24635, BBD24636, BBD25062, BBD25063, BBD25066 through BBD25071, BBD25075, BBD25342 through BBD25344, BBD25448, BBD25345 through BBD25348, BBD28220, BBD28221, BBD29967 through BBD29971, BBD31755 through BBD31758, BBD32191, BBD33986 through BBD33989, BBD33991 through BBD33994, BBD33996, BBD33997, BBD34284, BBD34285, BBD35203, BBD35406, BBD35407, BBD35715, BBD36138, BBD36140, BBD36454, BBD36455, BBD36861, BBD36862 through BBD36864, BBD37677, BBD42014, BBD21968, BBD23826, BBD26026, BBD26276, BBD30509, BBD31759, BBD34787, BBD35411, BBD39000, BBD21955, BBD23038, BBD24444, BBD27210, BBD32799, BBD33034, BBD40973, BBD23464, BBD27209, BBD29395, BBD37661, BBD37683, BBD39764, BBD21966, BBD23039, BBD23825, BBD30501, BBD30503, BBD31752, BBD33985, BBD34279, BBD35200, BBD35713, BBD36137, BBD36458, and BBD40975.
Recalling Firm/
Linvatec Corp.
11311 Concept Boulevard
Largo FL 33773
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Sterility compromised. There is a possibility that certain catalog number and lots of ConMed Linvatec Hall Surgical Blades, may have a hole(s) in the corner(s) of the blister package(tray), thereby potentially compromising the sterility of the devices.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action An Urgent Medical Device Recall letter was issued. Customers must check their facility's inventory immediately for the catalog and lot numbers in the attached list. They also need to complete and sign the enclosed Reply Form and mail or fax the Reply Form to ConMed Linvatec using the enclosed self addressed postage paid envelope or fax 727-319-5701. Customers have an option to either re-sterilize the products using the re-sterilization instructions in the letter or they can return the devices to ConMed Linvatec for a credit using the enclosed preprinted FedEx Air Bill with ConMed Linvatec's Bill Number and the return goods number. Recall is being conducted to the distributor and end user level.
Quantity in Commerce 30403
Distribution Worldwide Distribution
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.