Recall of PainPump2 BlockAid Demo

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
    Infusion Pump - Product Code FRN
  • Reason
    All of the failures lead to the patient receiving less medication than intended. certain lots of the pain pump have a high failure rate associated with a cracked port housing which leads to internal or external leaks. some lots have a high failure rate associated with e2 errors.
  • Action
    The firm sent our Urgent Medical Device Recall Notices dated 7/12/2010 to Risk Managers and Materials Managers. The recall notice listed specific lots of PainPump2 and PainPump2 BlockAid that were under recall. Consignees were told to check stock for the recalled product, quarantine the product, and contact Stryker to arrange return shipment of the recalled product. On 9/2/2010 the firm sent out a second Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice. This notice expanded the scope of the recall to include all products distributed within the past 12 months. The shelf life of the product is 1 year -so the recall was for all product currently in the supply chain. The letter again directed consignees to locate the recalled products and contact Stryker to arrange return shipment of the recalled product. The firm sent an additional letter dated 9/1/2010 to its customers. This letter stated that Stryker will no longer be offering any of their PainPump2 products.


  • Model / Serial
    09237012, 09301012, 10040012, and 10049012.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- US, Canada, and Australia.
  • Product Description
    Stryker PainPump2 BlockAid Demo 400 mL PainPump for Continuous Nerve Block, Non-sterile Not for surgical use, REF 575-100S1, Stryker Instruments, Kalamazoo, MI. || Delivers controlled amounts of medication and narcotics.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker Corporation, 4100 E. Milham Ave., Kalamazoo MI 49001
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source