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Surgical Power Tool Battery Adaptors Recalled

DePuy Synthes is recalling the Adaptor and Light Adaptor for Small Battery Drive and Small Battery Drive II surgical power tool systems. The SBD and SBD II power the Synthes Power Tool system, which includes attachments for drilling or cutting bone in orthopedic surgery. The adaptors can produce extreme internal pressure, which may cause the device to explode.

About 450 units were distributed nationwide, sold from January 2006 to June 2016. The adaptors and surgical tool systems are only used in hospitals and other health care facilities. Staff should contact DePuy Synthes Customer Support at 1-800-327-6887, to obtain a Return Materials Authorization Number.

Reference FDA

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