Recall of Device Recall PopLok Punch

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 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
    Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
  • Reason
    Conmed linvatec recalled one lot of their poplok bone punch 3.5mm because the metal shaft diameter is 4.5mm when it should have been 3.5mm.
  • Action
    The recall is being conducted to the end user level. ConMed Linvatec Urgent Medical Device Recall Notifications were sent by FedEx next day delivery or equivalent method to notify all direct consignees. The notifications identified the affected product along with the reason for the recall and health risk. All accounts were asked to immediately check their facility for the affected product, stop using any of the product with specified lot number, and to segregate the product. The letter also asked customers to return all affected product to ConMed Linvatec and respond using a Reply Form, even if there is no affected product available. If customers have any additional questions, they should contact the Customer Service department at 800-237-0169.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot 318455
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- US and Korea.
  • Product Description
    PopLok Punch labeled in part: || "PKL-35M***3.5mm***QTY 1***PopLok Punch***ConMed Linvatec Biomaterials, Ltd. Hermiankatu 6-8L 33720 Tampere, FINLAND***Rx Only***ConMed Linvatec 11311 Concept Blvd Largo, FL 33773-4908 USA***Made in USA***" || Intended Use: Bone Punch.
  • Manufacturer


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