Recall of Device Recall ULTRAPOWER DIAMOND WHEEL Burs

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 Burr - Product Code HTT
  • Reason
    Conmed linvatec is recalling ultrapower bur, diamond wheel for possibility of a packaging breach in the sterile barrier.
  • Action
    Firm notified international and domestic consignees by an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter on July 31, 2009. Customers were asked to check their inventory; complete, sign, and return the enclosed Reply Form; and return the devices for credit. Questions should be directed to Customer Service at 1-800-237-0169.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots manufactured from July 01, 2004 and April 31, 2008.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    ST ULTRAPOWER DIAMOND WHEEL (RED) 25.4mm, Catalog Number 00702109200, STERILE, Single-use. Made is USA. || ST ULTRAPOWER Diamond Wheel/MDS M-51, (MUSTARD) 25.4 mm For Use with Low or Medium Speed Drills Only, Catalog Number 00702129200, STERILE. Made in USA. || ST ULTRAPOWER Diamond Wheel/MDS AM-51, (LIME) 25.4mm For Use with Low or Medium Speed Drills Only, Catalog Number 00702139200, STERILE. Made in USA. || ST ULTRAPOWER BUR Diamond Wheel/MDS TU-51 (TEAL) 25.4mm For Use with Low or Medium Speed Drills Only, Catalog Number 00702149200, STERILE. Made is USA. || Single use devices. || CONMED LINVATEC || 11311 Concept Blvd || Largo, FL 33773-4908 || Surgical instrument motors and accessories are AC-powered, or air-powered devices intended for the use during surgical procedures to provide power to operate various accessories or attachments to cut hard tissue or bone and soft tissue. Accessories or attachments may include a bur, a chisel (osteotome), dermabrasion brush, dermatome, drill bit, hammerhead, pin driver and saw blade.
  • Manufacturer


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