Recall of Universal Notch Preparation Guide, Size #3

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp..

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 Manual Surgical Instrument - Product Code LXH
  • Reason
    Discovery of the potential for pin and punch interference of the size 3 scorpio notch preparation guide that may result in damage to bone if a user aggressively attempts to seat an obstructed punch.
  • Action
    Urgent Product Correction notification letters were sent via Federal Express, return receipt to all users on March 18, 2008. Questions should be directed to Rita Intorella, Divisional Regulatory Reporting at (201) 831-5825.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots manufactured since 1998. Catalog Number 7650-3363. Howmedica Osteonics Corp. 325 Corporate Drive Mahwah, NJ 07430; authorized representative in Europe: Stryker France ZAC Satolas Green Pusignan; Cedex, France.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Products were distributed worldwide.
  • Product Description
    Universal Notch Preparation Guide, Size #3; || Non Sterile; || Howmedica Osteonics Corp. || 325 Corporate Drive || Mahwah, NJ 07430; || authorized representative in Europe: || Stryker France ZAC Satolas Green Pusignan; || Cedex, France.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp., 325 Corporate Dr, Mahwah NJ 07430-2002
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source