Stryker Corporation’s Instruments division initiated a worldwide, Class 1 recall of 23 Operating Room System II Surgical Navigation Systems because there is a potential for the navigation PC SPC-1 component to stop working which could result in the screen freezing, the system updating at a slow rate, or not responding at all.

The potential harms associated with this failure are: delay in surgery, reschedule of the procedure resulting in an additional surgery, risk of infection, increased morbidity, potential neurological deficits, or injury due to the surgeon operating in an area where they did not intend to operate. Depending on the type of surgery, these failures could potentially lead to serious adverse health consequences, including death. There have been no reports of injury.

The recall includes the following model and serial/lot numbers:

Product Name
Stryker Catalog Number
Serial#/Lot# Range
Navigation System II-Cart 7700-100-000 Serial #s 100715-100735
PC SPC-1 Assembly> 7700-101-201 Lot # K7P00F6000

The Navigation System II is a computer aided surgery platform that surgeons can use to perform Hip, Knee, Spine, Neuro and ENT surgical procedures. The Navigation System II cart contains a computer workstation with the navigation System II software and various components necessary to run the system.

According to the FDA, Hospitals that have product that corresponds to the catalog numbers above should immediately quarantine the product, label it as a recalled product and stop using the product.