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Class 2 Device Recall Orthovita(R) Cortoss(TM) Delivery Gun

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  Class 2 Device Recall Orthovita(R) Cortoss(TM) Delivery Gun see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 31, 2011
Date Posted September 12, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 25, 2012
Recall Number Z-3188-2011
Recall Event ID 58478
510(K)Number K080108  
Product Classification Dispenser, cement - Product Code KIH
Product Orthovita(R) Cortoss(TM) Delivery Gun

Product Usage: Used for the application of Cortoss(TM) Bone Augmentation Material
Code Information Part Number 2110-0008: Lot numbers affected are A812057, A902032, A902063, A904005, A905009, A905039, A906004, A910016, A910021, A912029, A912039, and A1001020. No other lot numbers are affected.
Recalling Firm/
Orthovita, Inc.
45 Great Valley Pkwy
Malvern PA 19355-1302
For Additional Information Contact Jacqueline A. Ferro
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Recalling firm has discovered through internal testing that the Cortoss(TM) Delivery Gun may abrade its packaging material under certain transportation and handling conditions. This abrasion may cause small holes or tears in the packaging material, which may not be immediately visible to the user. Although t the Cortoss(TM) Delivery Gun is provided in double pouches and there have been no report
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Orthovita sent an "URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTICE" letter dated March 31, 2011 to all customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to Identify, quarantine and discontinue use of the affected product. The letter included an acknowledgement form to be completed and returned as per instructions.. The letter states that the recalling firm will contact customers to arrange for the return or destruction of any affected product. A pre-paid shipping label is provided for product return. The letter also states that the recalling firm will provide replacement product at no cost. For any questions regarding this notice call 484-323-8860.
Quantity in Commerce 3174
Distribution Product was distributed within the US to medical facilities in AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, and WI. Government accounts include Bethesda Naval Center, 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD; Lackland Air Force Base, 2200 Berquist Drive, Suite 1, Lackland AFB, TX; Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Hospital 1201 Broad Rock Blvd., Richmond, VA; Madigan Army Medical Center, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA; Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, 109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC; VA Medical Center, 1481 W. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN; VA Hospital of Palo Alto, 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto, CA; VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, 11201 Benton Street, Loma Linda, CA; and VA Medical Center/NY Harbor Healthcare, NY, NY.
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 = KIH and Original Applicant = ORTHOVITA, INC.