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Class 2 Device Recall Air Dermatome

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 Class 2 Recall
Air Dermatome
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Date Posted June 05, 2013
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-1483-2013
Recall Event ID 65258
Product Classification Dermatome - Product Code GFD
Product The Zimmer Air Dermatome, REF 00- 8801- 001- 00 , Rx, non-sterile grafting instruments intended to provide variable graft thickness and width capabilities
Code Information Serial Number 100211, 100338, 100515, 100560, 100647, 100755, 101104, 101345, 101562, 101769, 101890, 101983, 102560, 103407, 103509, 103816, 104529, 104863, 105049, 105072, 105604, 106394, 106474, 106624, 107861, 108103, 108203, 108210, 108339, 108911, 109445, 109543, 110034, 110837, 111046, 111047, 111048, 111049, 111050, 111051, 111052, 111053, 111054, 111055, 111056, 111057, 111058, 111059, 111060, 111061, 111062, 111063, 111064, 111065, 111066, 111067, 111068, 111069, 111071, 111072, 111073, 111074, 111075, 111076, 111079, 111081, 111083, 111084, 111085, 111086, 111087, 111089, 111090, 111091, 111092, 111096, 111100, 111101, 111102, 111104, 111105, 111116, 111121, 111122
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Zimmer Surgical Inc
200 W Ohio Ave
Dover, Ohio 44622-9642
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
This removal is in response to complaints alleging that the Zimmer Air Dermatomes and Zimmer Air Dermatome II products would either not operate or operate intermittently. Zimmer's investigation determined that the planetary gear teeth were broken. This may cause a delay or postponement of the surgery or result in a suboptimal graft retrieval with potential of requiring an additional donor site.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
PRODUCTION CONTROLS: Process Control
Action The firm, Zimmer, sent an "URGENT: DEVICE REMOVAL" notice dated May 7, 2013, to all consignees/customers via FED Ex and Distributors via E-mail. Consignees who had devices repaired received telephone calls as well as the mailed Recall Notice. The Notice identified the devices being recalled; possible adverse events and directions to immediately stop use of and remove affected product, and obtain an RGA (Return Goods Authorization) number by calling (800)348-2759 or email information to dover.repairs@zimmer.com . to return the devices for repair to:Zimmer Surgical, Attn: QA/RA Dept.- Recall, 200 West Ohio Avenue Dover, Ohio 44622 USA; and to complete and return the Response Form-Immediate Response Required via email to CorporateQualitv.PostMarket@zimmer.com. If you have further distributed affected product(s), please provide the customer's information on the Business Response Form to Zimmer. If you have any questions regarding this action, please email us at CorporateQuality. PostMarket@zimmer.com or call 1-330-364-0989.
Quantity in Commerce 84 units
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA Nationwide including Puerto Rico; UAE, TAIWAN, SWEDEN, THAILAND, KOREA, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG CHINA, CHILE, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, ENGLAND, GERMANY, and EGYPT.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

 
1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
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