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Type of Product Medical Device
TGA Recall Reference RC-2016-RN-01372-1
Product Name/Description SynReam Reaming Rod 2.5mm, L 650mm, sterile
(re-usable surgical instrument supplied as part of the SynReam Reaming medullary reaming system)

Part Number: 351.709S

Lot Numbers: 9913259, 9913260, 9963747, 9963748, 9963749, 9963751, 9963752, 9963753, 9963755, 9963756, 9963757, H040517, H040518, H060114, H060115, H060116, H080081, H080082, H080083, H080084, H080085, H080086, H080087, H080088, H080089, H105530

ARTG Number: 15395
Recall Action Level Hospital
Recall Action Classification Class II
Recall Action Commencement Date 20/10/2016
Responsible Entity Johnson & Johnson Medical Pty Ltd t/a DePuy Synthes
Reason/Issue An issue has been identified where peel pouches for certain lot numbers of reaming rods are de-laminating. This may lead to surgical staff members experiencing difficulty in opening the peel pouches and potentially causing the sterile device to come in contact with a non-sterile layer of the pouch.
In the event there is difficulty in opening the sterile peel pouch a surgical delay may occur while a replacement part is located or while re-sterilisation is performed. If surgery cannot be completed without the sterile part and no alternate is available, the procedure may need to be rescheduled. If there is delamination of the peel pouches the layering and fragments may compromise the sterility of the part, which may place the patient at risk for infection.
Recall Action Recall
Recall Action Instructions Johnson & Johnson is advising customers to immediately quarantine affected product. Affected product may then be returned to Johnson & Johnson for replacement or unopened affected product may be re-sterilised per the product Sterilisation Instructions contained within the Instructions for Use provided with the product.

This action has been closed out on the 16/10/2018.
Contact Information 1800 252 194 - Johnson & Johnson Medical