Recall of Device Recall Stryker Orthopaedics Specialty Triathlon Tibial Alignment Handle with Secondary Lock

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

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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
  • 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
    Prosthesis, knee, patello/femorotibial, semi-constrained, uncemented, porous, coated, polymer/metal/ - Product Code MBH
  • Reason
    It was reported that the secondary locking mechanism, and its corresponding components, disassociated from the specialty triathlon tibial alignment handle with secondary lock assembly during surgery. upon further investigation, it was discovered that the weld, which was intended to hold the secondary locking mechanism together, did not meet the weld size specified on the engineering drawing.
  • Action
    Stryker sent an Urgent Product Recall letter dated June 24, 2016, with a Business Reply Form attached to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were asked to inform users of the Urgent Product Recall letter and forward the notice to all those individuals who need to be aware within their organization. Customers were instructed to return all affected product at their location to: Stryker C/O Stericycle 2670 Executive Dr., Suite A Indianapolis, IN 46241 Customers were also instructed to complete and sign the enclosed Business Reply Form and fax it to 888-912-7352 or email to Stericycle at Customers with questions were advised to call (201) 831-6693. For questions regarding this recall call 201-831-5000.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog No: I-K3254TA00 Lot Nos: F6E13243, F6L13864, F6M14078, F6S14667, F6S14831, F6W15444, F6W15406, F7C15943, F7H16099 and F7L16994
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution to FL, IN, LA, NC, PA, TN and UT
  • Product Description
    Stryker Orthopaedics Specialty Triathlon Tibial Alignment Handle with Secondary Lock, Non-Sterile, || Used to complement or replace the standard instruments used during the implantation of hip, knee, trauma and upper extremities implants
  • Manufacturer


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