Recall of K-Wires for T2 and Gamma Systems (Internal fixation wire)

According to Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, this recall involved a device in Australia that was produced by Stryker 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
    Through a review of packaging, stryker has identified that the seal integrity of the pouch may be compromised. more specifically, there is a potential that the sterile pouch may not be sealed at one end due to a manufacturing error. a missing seal could potentially lead to unsterile product. risk mitigating factors include that the non-conformance is obvious to the user. surgical guidelines outline inspection of the sterile barrier (seal) for sterile packed medical devices prior to use. the pouch itself shows a note: “contents sterile unless this package has been damaged or opened.” the secondary packaging is a (plastic) clear tube with silicone caps at both ends. while not validated as a sterile barrier, it does provide additional protection to the enclosed pouch package configuration. no injury or harm has been reported regarding this issue.
  • Action
    Customers are asked to inspect their inventory for affected products and quarantine any affected items immediately. A Stryker representative will coordinate the return of any affected product and supply unaffected ones where necessary. This action has been closed-out on 28/06/2017.


  • Model / Serial
    K-Wires for T2 and Gamma Systems (Internal fixation wire) GAM Kirschner WireItem Number: 12106450ST2 K-WireItem Number: 18060050S T2 K-Wire ReconItem Number: 18063030S Multiple Lot Numbers affectedARTG Number: 143230
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source