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Class 2 Device Recall Synthes In Situ Bender Cutter Kit Sterile Wide

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Date Initiated by Firm January 06, 2010
Date Posted February 24, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 06, 2010
Recall Number Z-0825-2010
Recall Event ID 54238
510(K)Number K021458  
Product Classification Plate, fixation, bone - Product Code HRS
Product Synthes In Situ Bender/Cutter Kit-Wide-Sterile. Catalog Number 530.521S.
Code Information All lots.
Recalling Firm/
Synthes USA (HQ), Inc.
1302 Wrights Ln E
West Chester PA 19380-3417
For Additional Information Contact Customer Service
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is the potential for the bender/cutter attachment to continue heating after release of the power button. There is potential for patient and/or staff injury if continuous heating is unrecognized.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action An "Urgent: Medical Device Recall" letter dated January 8, 2010 was issued to customers via USPS Certified mail. The letter described the issue and affected product. Customers were notified to cease use of the recalled product, examine inventory and follow instructions for return to the firm as indicated in the recall letter. For questions, please call 1-800-620-7025 x 5452 or 1-610-719-5452 or contact your Synthes CMF Sales Consultant.
Quantity in Commerce 187 units
Distribution Nationwide 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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = HRS and Original Applicant = SYNTHES (USA)