Recall of Device Recall 50001 (Inrad) AccuPlace Drace Stereotaxic Needle Guide

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker Corporation.

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
    Guide, needle, surgical - Product Code GDF
  • Reason
    During an evaluation of the product packaging, it was determined that there is a potential for the product to cause damage to the packaging, creating a possible breach in sterility.
  • Action
    Stryker sent URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTIFICATIONS to Customers via Overnight service. Stryker Sales Representatives were notified via email. 1. Immediately review this Recall Notification. 2. Check all stock areas and/or operating room storage to determine how many AccuPlace" Needle Guides are at your facility. Discontinue use of the AccuPlace" Needle Guides. 3. Complete the enclosed Business Reply Form (BRF) to confirm receipt of this notification and identify how many, if any, affected items are currently in your inventory. Please complete and return the BRF even if you dont have any affected product on hand. Note: Your signature on the BRF indicates that you received and understand this Notification and have followed the instructions in the Notification. 4. If you have further distributed this product, please forward this letter and the attached Business Reply Form (BRF) to all affected locations. Please indicate each location on the BRF. 5. Fax the completed BRF to Stryker Instruments Regulatory Department at 866-521-2762, or scan and email a copy to 6. If the BRF for your facility indicates that recalled product is currently on hand, a FedEx label will be emailed to you. This shipping label should be used to return recalled product. Upon receipt of the recalled product, a credit will be issued to your account. In addition, Stryker Instruments sent recall notifications directly to facilities that received recalled product(s) originally shipped by Inrad. Facilities that received products from both Stryker and Inrad will receive one recall notification. The Business Reply Form will be pre-filled to indicate specifically what recalled products were sent to each facility, including the quantity and Product Number(s).


  • Model / Serial
    50001 Lot numbers: 61303001, 61309001, 61310001, 61404006 Devices distributed between 5-1-2013 and 5-31-2014 are labeled with Inrads name and product number. Devices distributed between 6-20-2014 and 12-3-15 are labeled with Strykers name and product number.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution-including the states of AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX, VA, WA, and WI.
  • Product Description
    50001 (Inrad) AccuPlace Drace Stereotaxic Needle Guide; Assists the user with inserting a needle at a predetermined angle for computer tomography.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker Corporation, 4100 E Milham Ave, Portage MI 49002-9704
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source