Recall of Stryker System 6 Sagittal Saw

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
    Instrument, surgical, orthopedic, dc-powered motor and accessory/attachment - Product Code KIJ
  • Reason
    The handpieces may continue to run even when the trigger is not depressed, which could result in the unintended cutting of bone or soft tissue damage.
  • Action
    Consignees were notified of the problem via letter dated October 10, 2008, provided interim instructions to reduce the risk, and informed that Stryker instruments will replace the trigger on all handpieces. Consignees were also instructed on the following: 1) Review the letter and distribute to all affected departments, 2) Complete and sign the enclosed Business Reply Form and fax to 336-499-8603 and 3) Call Stryker Instruments Service Department at 888-308-1983 to schedule service for the handpieces.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial numbers 0615000953 through 0826200893.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution including USA and countries of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey.
  • Product Description
    Stryker Sagittal Saw, For use with Stryker System 6. Stryker Instruments, Kalamazoo, MI; REF 6208. Note: The product label declares the product to be a handpiece. || The product is an oscillating cutting device used for cutting bone and bone related tissue.
  • Manufacturer


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