ConMed Linvatec - Power Pro Handpieces
|Recall Class:||Class I|
|July 31, 2009|
|Product:||Power Pro, Power ProMax, and MPower 1 Handpieces
These handpieces were manufactured from March 26, 2002 through May 31, 2008 and distributed from March 29, 2002 through June 24, 2009.
|Use:||These devices are powered surgical handpieces in which a number of surgical tools (such as drills, blades, and small cutting devices) can be attached and are used during orthopedic surgical procedures.|
|Recalling Firm:||Linvatec Corporation doing business as (dba) ConMed Linvatec
11311 concept Boulevard
Largo, Florida 33773-4908
|Reason for Recall:||The device has a switch problem where it may self-activate without pushing the trigger, continues running after releasing the trigger, and runs in unintended directions.|
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Class 1 recalls are the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious injury or death.
Health care professionals and consumers may report adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these products to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by FAX.