Recall of Device Recall Stryker

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

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
    Prosthesis, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
  • Reason
    Stryker orthopaedic is voluntarily recalling the triathlon modular handle because analysis revealed that the press fit specifications between the dowel pin and the mating hole in the shaft were not being achieved potentially resulting in disassociation from the instrument.
  • Action
    Stryker sent an Urgent Product Recall letter dated June 24, 2016 to Branches/Agencies by e-mail and Business Reply Forms was sent to Branches/Agents/Hospital Risk Management via UPS (with return receipt) on June 24, 2016. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. For questions call (201) 831-6693.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog No. 6541-4-808 Lot Nos.: SB1K14, SB1K14A, SB1K14A1, SB1K14P, SB1K15, SB1K15A, SB1K15A1, SB1K15A2, SB1M25, SB1M25A, SB1M25A1, SB1M25A2, SB1M25A2X1, SB1N02, SB1N02A, SB1N02A1, SB1N02A2, SB1N02A3, SB1N02X1, SB1T05, SB1T05A, SB1T05A1, SB1T05AX1, SB1T05AX2, SB1T05KSB1V01, SB1V01K, SB1V01L, SB1V01X1, SB1V01X2, SB1V01X3, SB1W14, SB1W14K, SB1W14X1, SB2T19, SB2T19A, SB2T19D, SB2T19DX1, SB2T19DX2, SB2T19J, SB2T19K, SB2T19KX1, SB2T19KX2, SBT19X3, SB2V87, SB2V87A, SB2V87J, SB2V87JX1, SB2V87K, SB2V87X, SB2V87X1, SB2W23, SB2W23G, SB2W23X, SB2W23X1, SB3A20, SB3A20A, SB3A21, SB3A21D, SB3A21M, SB3A21X, SB3A22, SB3A22A1, SB3A22X1, SB3A55, SB3A55A, SB3A55A2, SB3A55AX1, SB3A55M, SB3A55X1, SB3H25, SB3H25D, SB3H25G, SB3H25X1, SB3H26, SB3H26D, SB3H26DX1, SB3H26X2, SB3K09, SB3K09X1, SB3K10, SB3K10L, SB3K10M, SB3K10MX1, SB3K10X1, SB3L19, SB3L19D, SB3L19K, SB3L19L, SB3L19P, SB3L19P1, SB3L20, SB3L20K, SB3L45, SB3L45A, SB3L45A1, SB3L45A2, SB3L45D, SB3L45DX1, SB3L45L, SB3L45T, SB3M17, SB3M17A, SB3M17K, SB3M17M, SB3M18, SB3M18A, SB3M18AX1, SB3M18D, SB3M18M, SB3M18R, SB3M19, SB3M19A, SB3M19A1, SB3M19S, SB3M19T, SB3M19W, SB3N46, SB3N46D, SB3N46P, SB3N46X1, SB4C12, SB4C12X1, SB4C37, SB4C37X1, SB4C38, SB4C38A, SB4C38D, SB4E18, SB4E181, SB4E181X1, SB4E18A, SB4E18D, SB4E18T, SB4H79, SB4H79A, SB4H79M, SB4L05, SB4L05A, SB4N17, SB4N17E, SB4N17M, SB4N17M1, SB4N18, SB4N18A, SB4N18A1, SB4N18D, SB4N18M, SB4N18T, SB4S01, SB4S01D, SB4S01J, SB4V07, SB4V07L, SB4V07M, SB4V07MM, SB5A02, SB5A02A, SB5A02A1, SB5A55
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide
  • Product Description
    Stryker Orthopaedics Modular Handle Triathlon Instruments, Non-Sterile, REF 6541-4-808, Lot 123, NDC M546654148080S || Product Usage: || Is a reusable instrument that is part of the Triathlon Primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) system as well as the Triathlon Partial Knee Replacement (PKR) system. The use of the handles in Primary TKA is optional and may be used to: (1) Assist in stabilizing the Triathlon Femoral Sizer, (2) Aid in stabilization during use and removal of the Triathlon 4:1 Cutting Block and (3) Aid in assembly of the Anterior MIS Distal Resection Guide to the Anterior Skim Cut Guide. Per the Triathlon PKR surgical protocol, the handle is required for a PKR surgery and is used to: (1) Assemble and disassemble the Femoral Trial Drill Guide into the Femoral Trial and (2) Remove the Peg Trial from the Femoral Trial.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp., 325 Corporate Dr, Mahwah NJ 07430-2006
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source