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Class 2 Device Recall SROM distal femoral cutting block guide

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  Class 2 Device Recall SROM distal femoral cutting block guide see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 19, 2010
Date Posted February 22, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 03, 2012
Recall Number Z-1388-2011
Recall Event ID 57245
Product Classification Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
Product S-ROM Distal Femoral Cutting block Guide SZ X- SM/SM, REF 216311001, non-sterile, Depuy International Leeds, England.

The product is used to make cuts in the femur to prepare the femur for total knee replacement surgery.
Code Information C44AJ4000, DG9K94000, DJ5EG4000, DJ5ER4000 and DJ5EW4000. 
Recalling Firm/
Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
700 Orthopaedic Dr
Warsaw IN 46582-3994
For Additional Information Contact Katie Seppa
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The firm was notified that the Hinge Block Femoral Box Guide cut being off alignment when using the S-ROM Distal Femoral Cutting Block Guide SZ SML/X-SML pin holes to locate. The firm then found that the same issue was found int the MED block size.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action The firm, DePuy, sent an "URGENT INFORMATION - DEVICE CORRECTION" email and letter dated October 19, 2010 to all customers. The notices described the product, problem and actions to be taken by the customers. The notices stated that: Depuy is issuing a device correction; however, the product may still be used; the devices do not need to be returned; the distributors were to provide a letter to clinicians that were using the device; the surgical technique will be revised in October 2010; the product will undergo a design change, and the recalled product will be traded out in December 2010 and January 2011. If you have any additional questions, please contact DePuy's Scientific Information office at 1-888-554-2482. On 3/4/2011, The firm sent out a revised URGENT DEVICE RECALL asking that all affected cutting guides be taken out of service immediately. Devices should be returned to DePuy and new cutting guides will be sent out within 2 weeks.
Quantity in Commerce 229
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA including states of: AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID,IL, IN, KY, KS, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NV, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI; and countries including: Canada and Ireland. Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Israel Italy, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, and UK.
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.