Recall of Guide Wire 2.5mm, with drill tip, length 300mm Cobalt-Chrome Alloy (Orthopaedic fixation nail guidewire)

According to Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, this recall involved a device in Australia that was produced by Synthes Australia Pty Ltd.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class II
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    The wrong material (stainless steel) is indicated on the product label. the product is made of cobalt-chrome alloy (l605).
  • Action
    Synthes is recalling affected stock and replacing it with unaffected stock.


  • Model / Serial
    Guide Wire 2.5mm, with drill tip, length 300mm Cobalt-Chrome Alloy (Orthopaedic fixation nail guidewire)Part number: 338.002Lot numbers: 4955980, 6414748, 6414749, 6933620 & 7034317ARTG number: 203637
  • Manufacturer