Recall of Device Recall Biosteon

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

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
    Screw, Fixation, Bone - Product Code HWC
  • Reason
    The medical device is misbranded in that the package is labeled as biosteon interference screw in fact contains biosteon cross pin. this mislabeling could disrupt surgery preparation resulting in surgery delay.
  • Action
    On 8/23/05, all consignees were notified via telephone, written letter and also via sales representative, informing them of the affected product and providing instructions on the recall.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    The product was distributed nationally to 8 consignees and internationally to 12 consignees via distributors and directly to physicians and/or medical facilities. Foreign countries include, Canada, Poland and Italy. It did not involve Defense Supply Center, VA or other Federal Government sales/distribution centers. The recall was appropriately extended to the consumer/user level; i.e., the wholesalers/distributors, physicians and medical facilities who received the recalled product.
  • Product Description
    Biosteon brand HA/PLLA Cross Pin, || Model Number 234-500-350; || Product is distributed by Stryker Endoscopy, 5900 Optical Court, San Jose, CA 95138
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Endoscopy, 5900 Optical Ct, San Jose CA 95138-1400
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source