Recall of Device Recall T2 K Wire

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
    Rod, fixation, intramedullary and accessories, metallic and non-collapsible - Product Code NDE
  • Reason
    A review of packaging revealed the seal integrity of the pouch may be compromised. more specifically, there is a potential that the sterile pouch is not sealed at one end due to a manufacturing error.
  • Action
    Stryker sent an Urgent Medical Device Removal letter dated November 9, 2016, to all affected customers via UPS (with return receipt). Stericycle will be handling the returns. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to inform users of the Medical Device Recall and forward the notice to all those individuals who need to be aware within their organization. Return all affected products available at their location to: Stryker C/O Stericycle 2670 Executive Dr., Suite A Indianapolis, IN 46241 Attn: RA 2016-169 - Event XXX Customers were also instructed to complete and sign the enclosed Business Reply Form and return to Stericycle. Customers with questions should call +1-201-851-6683. For questions regarding this recall call 201-831-5000.


  • Model / Serial
    GAM Kirschner Wire - Manufacturing Part Number 12106450S, Lot #'s K0800BB, K0800BC, K0800BD, K0800BE, K0800BF, K0800C0, K081720, K081721, K0810872, K081723, K081727, K082C8B, K084F89, K084F98, K08683D, K08683E, K086841, K08820B, K089AF5, K08E1E1, K0911F4, K09379B, K096A26, K096A2A, K09A2C, K098213, K098215, K099AA0, K09AD33, K09BA4F, K09D564, K09F026, K0A1EF8, K0A1EFA, KoA1EFB, K0A38FB, K0A63AB, K0A63AC and K0A7BC1  T2 K-Wire - Manufacturing Part Number 18060050S, Lot #'s K084FBF, K0920A4, K0A1EFD, K093747, K0937C4, K09BA53, K09BA54, K09BA55 and K09BA56  T2 K-Wire Recon - Manufacturing Part Number 18063030S, Lot #'s K086847, K08E1E9 and K099AA8
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) Internationally to AU, CA, CL, CH, ES, FR, GB, SE, JP, FR, ZA, and NL.
  • Product Description
    GAM Kirschner Wire, Sterile R, T2 K-Wire, Sterile R and T2 K-Wire Recon, Stryker Trauma GmbH, Prof.-Kuntscher-Strasse 1-5, Schonkirchen, Germany 24232; T2 K-Wire, Sterile R || Intended for the temporary stabilization of bone segments or fragments
  • Manufacturer


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