Recall of Device Recall DePuy Synthes orthopedic instruments

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

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 Status
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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
    Products were made outside of quality system regulation, and potentially outside of premarket submission (510k/pma) for certain devices. the safety or effectiveness of these devices cannot be assured.
  • Action
    DePuy Synthes sent an URGENT INFORMATION  RECALL NOTICE FOR INSTRUMENTS MODIFIED BY U.S. DISTRIBUTORS dated January 6, 2017, to all affected customers. . Customerss were instructed to identify all medical facilities that may have used or received the affected instruments and identify the modified instruments used at each facility. This information was to be used to generate Reconciliation Forms for each impacted Medical Facility. The Reconciliation Forms and URGENT INFORMATION  RECALL NOTICE FOR INSTRUMENTS MODIFIED BY U.S. DISTRIBUTORS recall notifications were then delivered by DePuy Synthes Sales Consultants to the affected medical facilities. Instructions in the URGENT INFORMATION  RECALL NOTICE FOR INSTRUMENTS MODIFIED BY U.S. DISTRIBUTORS provided to the medical facilities included the following: Please take the following actions: " Please immediately cease using the modified instruments identified in the attached Reconciliation Form. Your U.S. DePuy Synthes Sales consultant will work with your facility to locate and replace any affected instruments. " If your facility is using an instrument that was created or modified by a DePuy Distributor at the request of a surgeon, and it is not listed on the attached Reconciliation Form, please contact your DePuy Synthes Sales Consultant for an evaluation to determine if the instrument should be returned and replaced. WI-9956 | Rev 5 | Attachment B2 " Return Affected Instruments: o Medical facilities are to determine if any of the recalled instruments are still on hand by working with your U.S. DePuy Synthes Sales Consultant, and return affected devices immediately to their U.S. DePuy Synthes Sales Consultant or return them to DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. for credit following normal purchasing procedures. o Note: These instruments may be on consignment at your facility. " Reconciliation Form: Complete the Reconciliation Form and return to your U.S. DePuy Synthes Sales Consultant or


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution to: AZ CA IA IL IN LA MA MD ME MI MN PA VA
  • Product Description
    DePuy Synthes || various orthopedic instruments modified by U.S. Distributors || These instruments are used in various orthopedic procedures
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., 700 Orthopaedic Dr, Warsaw IN 46582-3994
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source