Recall of Thoracic Pedicle Feeler

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 determined that a laser marking machine used to create the distance markings on the tip of the thoracic pedicle feeler has settings higher than those intended. this change leads to an increased energy being directed onto the tip of the thoracic pedicle feeler, causing material degradation where the laser marks exist.There is the potential for the tip of the thoracic pedicle feeler to break during use. if this occurs within the patient, migration of the broken tip could result in soft tissue or peripheral nerve injury requiring surgical intervention.
  • Action
    Stryker is advising users to quarantine any affected product and contact their local Stryker representative to coordinate the return and replacement of affected product.


  • Model / Serial
    Thoracic Pedicle FeelerItem Number: 6002-350-000 (contained within tray 6001035000-T)Serial Number: 10910ARTG Number: 175054
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source