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Class 2 Device Recall Stryker Bur Guard REF 2296301

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  Class 2 Device Recall Stryker Bur Guard REF 2296301 see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 02, 2010
Date Posted September 13, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 21, 2011
Recall Number Z-2420-2010
Recall Event ID 55923
510(K)Number K961970  
Product Classification Instrument, surgical, orthopedic, ac-powered motor and accessory/attachment - Product Code HWE
Product Stryker Bur Guard REF 2296-301, Stryker Instruments, Kalamazoo, MI (USA)
The Impaction Bur Guard is intended to be used with the Impaction Drill. The drill is used for surgical procedures involving precision drilling and cutting of bone and hard tissue. The bur guard covers the nose of the handpiece and the shaft of the cutting accessory to prevent exposure to heat and moving parts, as well as minimize bur whip and handpiece vibration.
Code Information Replace by dates of May 2009 through August 2010
Recalling Firm/
Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker Corporation
4100 E. Milham Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49001
For Additional Information Contact Jennifer Mars
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The reason for the field action is that the inner diameter of the Bur Guards may be out of specification. If there is excess material on the inside of the Bur Guard at the location where the guard tapers, it may come into contact with the Nose Cone of the drill. This could result in an injury or burn to the patient and/or user.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Stryker Instruments sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification dated June 10, 2010, to their customers. The letter described the product the problem and the action to be taken by the customers. The customers were instructed to: 1) immediately review this recall notification. 2) forward this letter and the attached Business Reply Form (BRF) to all affected locations. 3) Immediately check and quarantine any affected product found. 4) Destroy all affected product by breaking off at least 3 of the tabs on the bur guard and then dispose of the affected product in normal trash. 5) Complete and sign the BRF and fax to Stryker Instruments Regulatory Department, 866-521-2762. NOTE: Upon receipt of the BRF, a replacement bur guard will be sent to the customer's account for each affected bur guard destroyed. For questions regarding this recall please contact Stryker Instruments: 1-800-800-4236, ext. 3808 jennifer.mars@stryker.com
Quantity in Commerce 10982
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 = HWE and Original Applicant = STRYKER CORP.