Recall of ENDOFUSE(R) Fusion Rods

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Wright Medical Technology Inc.

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
    Screw, fixation, bone - Product Code HWC
  • Reason
    Two lots- one lot of endo-fuse fusion rod, 7x50mm was commingled one lot of endo-fuse(r) fusion rod, 7x70mm. not all parts in each lot are affected. the commingled rod sizes might not be detected prior to surgery.
  • Action
    The firm, Wright Medical, sent an "URGENT: Medical Device Voluntary Recall" letter dated May 6, 2011 to their customers via FedEx . The letter describes the product, problem, and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to examine their inventory for the affected products; immediately return any affected product to Wright Technology as soon as possible (contact Customer Service at 800-238-7117 for return instructions and replacement inventory), and immediately complete and return the attached response form via fax to: 901-867-7401. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact 800-874-5630.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Number 088605355, Reference #500005950
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide distribution: USA including states of: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, IN, IL, LA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NH, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, and WI.
  • Product Description
    ENDO-FUSE(TM) FUSION ROD 7 mm X 50 mm IMPLANT MATERIAL: STERILE R, Ti6A14V, CPTi, REF: 500005950, LOT 088605355, || IMPLANT MATERIAL: Wright Medical Technology, Inc , 5677 Airline Road, Arlington, TN 38002 || The ENDO-FUSE(R) Intra-Osseous Fusion Rods are indicated for the reduction and fixation of fractures. They are indicated for the integral fixation of fractures, bony fusions, and non-unions. They are also indicated for reconstructive procedures where reduction and fixation of bone fragments are required (e.g. osteotomies).
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Wright Medical Technology Inc, 5677 Airline Rd, Arlington TN 38002-9501
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source