Recall of Mako RIO System Irrigation Clip (partial knee application only)

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
    Stryker has discovered that specific lots of the mako rio system irrigation clip have the potential to fracture. the rio system irrigation clip is a sterile disposable, used to direct saline flow for the burring tool during a mako partial knee surgery. in the event of a break in the mako rio system irrigation clip, potential hazards of a fractured device and/or foreign object (inert particulate left in wound) may occur.
  • Action
    Stryker is advising customers to inspect inventory and quarantine affected product, Stryker will contact customers to arrange return of affected product.


  • Model / Serial
    Mako RIO System Irrigation Clip (partial knee application only)Catalogue Number: 111690Lot Numbers: 176364, 178346, 181337, 185213, 186561, 189709, 190559, 193643 and 195763A1ARTG Number: 223929
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source