Recall of Device Recall TPS Drill

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker Corporation.

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
    bone cutting tool - Product Code HBE
  • Reason
    Lack of assurance of sterility.
  • Action
    Stryker sent a Medical Device Recall Notification letter dated 1/10/08 to consignees. The letter instructed them to check their facility for product, cease using it, and to return the product using a mailing label provided. International subsidiaries were notified via email.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Arab Emirates.
  • Product Description
    Stryker 3.0mm x 3.8mm Precision Neuro Drill Extended Long for use with Long "AM" attachments, sterile, Stryker Instruments, Kalamazoo, MI; REF 5230-107-530S1.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker Corporation, 4100 E. Milham Ave., Portage MI 49002-9704
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source