Recall of 3.5mm LCP Periarticular Proximal Humerus Plates

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Synthes USA (HQ), Inc..

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 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Plate, fixation, bone - Product Code HRS
  • Reason
    Screw can pass through plate hole.
  • Action
    Synthes (USA) notified all Synthes Trauma Hospital accounts of record of this recall via an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated September 27, 2010. The notification included instructions for hospital accounts to immediately cease use of the product, examine inventory, remove the 3.5 mm LCP Periarticular Proximal Humerus Plates from their shelves and complete and return the attached Verification Section form via mail: Credit/Returns, Synthes, 1101 Synthes Avenue, Monument, CO 80132; fax: 610-215-9005 or Scan/email: If they have any of the identified devices, they were to call Synthes at 1-800-479-6329 to obtain Authorization number prior to completing Verification form. If you have any questions, please call 1-800-620-7025 x5403 or contact your Synthes Trauma Sales Consultant.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog/model numbers: 02.123.020, 02.123.020S, 02.123..021, 02.123.021S, 02.123.022, 02.123.022S, 02.123.023, 02.123.023S, 02.123.024, 02.123.024S, 02.123.025, 02.123.025S, 02.123.026, 02.123.026S, 02.123.027, 02.123.027S, 02.123.028, 02.123.028S, 02.123.029, 02.123.029S, 02.123.030, 02.123.030S, 02.123.031, 02.123.031S, 02.123.032, 02.123.032S, 02.123.033, 02.123.033S, 02.123.040, 02.123.040S, 02.123.041, 02.123.041S, 02.123.042, 02.123.042S, 02.123.043, and 02.123.043S. Lot numbers range form 6371761 through 6443098.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA and countries including: Bermuda, Korea, Italy, Japan, Georgia, Qatar and Turkey
  • Product Description
    3.5mm LCP Periarticular Proximal Humerus Plates || Indicated for fractures and fracture dislocations, osteotomies, and nonunions of the proximal humerus, particularly for patients with osteopenic bone
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Synthes USA (HQ), Inc., 1302 Wrights Ln E, West Chester PA 19380-3417
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source