Recall of Device Recall Imbibe Bone Marrow Aspiration Needle

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

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
    Instrument, biopsy - Product Code KNW
  • Reason
    There is the potential for a breach in the inner or outer packaging pouches of all lots of the imbibe bone marrow aspiration needle.
  • Action
    The firm, Stryker, sent an "URGENT PRODUCT RECALL" letter dated December 4, 2014, to end users/customers. The letter identified the product, problem, and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to complete and return the URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTIFICATION ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM within 5 days via fax to 215-253-5020, contact other hospitals in your territory that have the affected products to arrange return of the product, and return the affected product to: Stryker Orthobiologics, 67 Great Valley Parkway, Malvern, PA 19355. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Associate Manager, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Compliance at 610-640-1775 x 5299.


  • Model / Serial
    all lots of the Stryker Orthobiologics Imbibe Bone Marrow Aspiration Needle, Catalog No.: 2090-0027, 2090-0028, 2090-0029, 2090-0030, 2090-0047
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) and country of: Canada.
  • Product Description
    Stryker Orthobiologics Imbibe Bone Marrow Aspiration Needle, Model Numbers: 2090-0027 Needle (bullet-tip), 11 gauge x 4 inch || 2090-0028 Needle (bullet-tip), 11 gauge x 6 inch || 2090-0029 Needle (bullet-tip), 8 gauge x 6 inch || 2090-0047 Needle (bullet-tip), 8 gauge x 8 inch || 2090-0030 Needle (bullet-tip), Fenestrated, 8 gauge x 6 inch || intended for use to aspirate bone marrow or autologous blood.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Orthovita, Inc., dBA Stryker Orthobiologics., 45 Great Valley Pkwy, Malvern PA 19355-1302
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source