Recall of Device Recall PopLok Punch 3.5MM

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 linvatech recalled one lot of their poplok bone punch 3.5mm because the metal shaft diameter is 4.5mm when it should be 3.5mm.
  • Action
    ConMed Linvatech issued a "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTIFICATION" to its customers on November 15, 2012 for a recall that was conducted at the end user/distributor level. All recall notifications were sent FedEx next day delivery or equivalent method to notify all direct consignees. The notifications identified the affected product along with reason for the recall 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. If customers have any additional questions, they should contact the Customer Service department at 800-237-0169. For questions regarding this recall call 727-399-5205.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot 256058
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA including California and Internationally to Spain and Korea
  • Product Description
    ConMed Linvatec Biomaterials, PopLok bone Punch PKL-35M, 3.5mm || Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Bone Punch
  • Manufacturer


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