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Class 2 Device Recall NexGen Complete Knee Solution

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  Class 2 Device Recall NexGen Complete Knee Solution see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 19, 2013
Date Posting Updated December 06, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 06, 2015
Recall Number Z-0460-2014
Recall Event ID 66809
Product Classification Guide, surgical, instrument - Product Code FZX
Product NexGen Complete Knee Solution
Porous Patella Drill Guide-29mm dia./10mm thickness
Non sterile, Rx Only

Devices are used in total knee arthroplasty and indicated for patients with severe pain and disability due to conditions such as arthritis, collagen disorders, post-traumatic loss of joint configuration, flexion deformities, and in revision of previous surgical attempts.
Code Information Part Number 00-5879-067-29
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
For Additional Information Contact
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
This is an expansion of the June 2013 recall of NexGen Micro components. Five (5) additional instruments have been identified that are associated only with the NexGen Micro components. There is the potential for these devices to be inadvertently utilized during surgery, resulting in a delay. The associated implants would not be available due to the previous recall.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling design
Action Zimmer sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice dated November 19, 2013, to all affected customers. The Notice outlined the products recalled; the reason for the recall, possible adverse events related to the recall and directed consignees to locate, quarantine and count all affected product recording the information on the Inventory Return Form acknowledging that recall directions were followed. Further questions should be directed to 1-877-946-2761. Affected product will be removed by a Zimmer Sales representative, Question should be directed to 1-877-946-2761 8a.m - 5 p.m. EST. For questions regarding this recall call 800-613-6131.
Quantity in Commerce 641 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and Internationally to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Ecuador, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, UAE, and UK.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.