Recall of Locking screw 3.5mm, self tapping, length 55mm, stainless steel, sterile (Orthopaedic bone screw, non-biodegradable)

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
    Synthes received two complaints regarding incorrect label/package where the 213.055s, 55mm length locking screw was packaged with a label showing 50mm length.
  • Action
    Synthes is requesting that customers quarantine and return units from the affected lots.


  • Model / Serial
    Locking screw 3.5mm, self tapping, length 55mm, stainless steel, sterile (Orthopaedic bone screw, non-biodegradable)Part number: 213.055SLot numbers: 1875643, 1883109, 1919506, 1937761, 1943552ARTG number: 157068
  • Manufacturer