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Class 2 Device Recall Disposable Dowel Harvest Tube

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Date Initiated by Firm July 01, 2010
Date Posted September 28, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 20, 2012
Recall Number Z-2601-2010
Recall Event ID 56522
Product Classification Bone Coring Device - Product Code LXH
Product 7 MM DISPOSABLE DOWEL HARVEST TUBE WITH PROTECTION SLEEVE, REF 900737, Sterile, BIOMET Sports Medicine, Warsaw, IN 46581.

Usage: Bone Coring Device used in ACL and PCL procedures.
Code Information 705630.
Recalling Firm/
Biomet, Inc.
56 E Bell Dr
Warsaw IN 46582
For Additional Information Contact Mary Johnson
574-267-6639 Ext. 1676
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The affected instruments are discolored and/or have a sticky residue on the end.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Packaging change control
Action The firm sent out "Urgent Medical Device Recall" notices dated 7/1/2010. Letters were sent to distributors, customers and OR managers. The letters stated that the devices should be located, quarantined and shipped back to the recalling firm. On 7/15/2010, the firm added one lot of one additional product to the recall (product 900788 lot 780470). The firm sent letters to physicians that had used that lot of product. Questions relating to this recall should be directed to 574-371-3755.
Quantity in Commerce 35
Distribution US, Canada, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Netherlands, Costa Rica and Japan.
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.