Recall of Device Recall Advantage Drive System

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 3
  • 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
    Motor, surgical instrument, ac-powered - Product Code GEY
  • Reason
    The membrane switch panel (referred to as "front panel" of the component part number a34-003-207, used on both the d3000 and d3000i advantage drive system, contained the incorrect symbology per third edition iec60606-01 medical electrical equipment: general requirements for basic safety and essential performance.
  • Action
    Linvatec Corp sent an "URGENT: Medical Device Recall Notification" letter dated January 24, 2013 to its customers after initial phone notifications. The letter describes the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to immediate check facility's inventory for the affected product, use the enclosed FedEx air-bill when returning the product, and complete and return to the Recall Reply Form. For questions contact your Customer Service department at 800-535-8536 or fax at 727-319-5701 or email


  • Model / Serial
    Model #D3000
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including the states of: CA, FL, GA, IL, KS, MA, MD, MO, NE, NY, and TX and the countries of: Canada, Germany, Romania, Spain, Palestine, South Africa, France, Sweden and Singapore
  • Product Description
    D3000 Advantage Drive System, 115v || Product Usage: The Advantage Drive Systems function as a powered instrument system consisting of handpieces and accessories to perform cutting of soft tissue and bone
  • Manufacturer


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