According to Health Canada (via FOI), this recall involved a device in Canada that was produced by CONMED CANADA.

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
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Notes / Alerts
    Canadian data is current through March 2018. All of the data comes from Health Canada, 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 Canada.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    Conmed linvatec has determined there is a possibility that certain lot numbers of the sentinel cannulated drill bit may have the incorrect size drill bit in the package (labeled as 8 mm or labeled as 8.5 mm but may contain an 8 mm). however the correct device size is etched on the device. this recall is being conducted to the distributer and end user level.


  • Model / Serial
    Model Catalog: S8580 (Lot serial: 322226); Model Catalog: S8580 (Lot serial: 322287); Model Catalog: S8585 (Lot serial: 322287); Model Catalog: S8580 (Lot serial: 322225); Model Catalog: S8585 (Lot serial: 322225); Model Catalog: S8585 (Lot serial: 322226)
  • Product Description
    8.0 MM and 8.5 MM Sentinel Drill Bit
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source