Recall of 4.5mm PLEO Osteotomy Guide.

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by OrthoPediatrics Corp.

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
    Complaint received from sales representative that the drill guide tubes would not screw into replenishment instrument. upon investigation, it has been determined that the device was not manufactured to design specifications and will not function as intended.
  • Action
    OrthoPediatrics sent an "URGENT RECALL" e-mail of the Trochar Scalpel Instrument to all affected customers. The e-mail identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The e-mail states that the instrument has been manufactured incorrectly and will not work (function as intended). The threads in the instrument are faulty and the guide tubes will not thread in correctly. Customers will receive follow up information.


  • Model / Serial
    Part number: 01-1050-0066 and 01-1050-0067 Lot numbers: 7861001 and 7861101 only
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution-including the states of OH, NC, CO, FL, IN, MI, and TX.
  • Product Description
    4.5mm PLEO Osteotomy Guide. || OrthoPediatrics Corp. markets a pediatric, extension osteotomy bone plate system. This system is marketed under the brand name OrthoPediatrics PediLock Extension Osteotomy Plate ( PLEO ). The product included in this recall is a Class I, 4.5mm PLEO Osteotomy Guide Instrument, common name: Guide, Surgical, Instrument. The PediLoc¿ Extension Osteotomy Plate is part of the OrthoPediatrics~PediLoc¿ system. The PediLoc¿ Extension Osteotomy Plate consists of 3.5mm and 4.5mm plates, left and right side specific. The PediLoc¿ Extension Osteotomy Plate is designed to fit the anatomy of the distal femur in children and adolescents, above the distal femoral physis. The distal section of the plate is designed so that three locking screws can be placed in the distal bone segment at an angle parallel to the distal femoral physis. The proximal portion of the plate is designed to accept locking or non-locking screws. The subject instrument of this recall is an adjunct instrument for the convenience of some surgeons who choose to use it. This instrument is not illustrated in the Surgical Technique, nor required to perform the procedure.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    OrthoPediatrics Corp, 2850 Frontier Dr, Warsaw IN 46582-7001
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source