Recall of CrossFT Punch

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

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
    Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
  • Reason
    Conmed linvatec recalled lot number #156920, pft-45m, crossft punch because there is a possibility that the device was etched incorrectly listing the item number as pft-00m and includes incorrect depth lines for insertion.
  • Action
    The firm sent an "URGENT: Medical Device Recall Notification" letter dated August 12, 2011, to its customers after initial phone notifications. The letter describes the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to: 1) Immediately check their facility's inventory for the product number and lot number listed in the letter. If the product is at their facility, they were instructed to discontinue the use of the product. 2) To return the products to ConMed Linvatec for credit and return the products and Reply Form. 3) If the product was transferred to another facility, complete the Reply Form documenting the transfer of the product, and return i by mail or fax. For questions, contact 727-399-5205.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot #156920
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution, including the states of Colorado and Pennsylvania.
  • Product Description
    CrossFT Punch, Product Number PFT-45M. Manufacturer: CONMED LINVATEC. The intended use is to create a hole to facilitate insertion of the CrossFT suture anchor into bone.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Linvatec Corp. dba ConMed Linvatec, 11311 Concept Blvd, Largo FL 33773-4908
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source