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Class 2 Device Recall VerSys Femoral Head

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 Class 2 Recall
VerSys Femoral Head
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Date Posted August 26, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated on January 12, 2011
Recall Number Z-2291-2010
Recall Event ID 56032
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Prosthesis, Hip, Semi-Constrained, Metal/Polymer, Porous Uncemented - Product Code LPH
Product VERSYS® HIP SYSTEM FEMORAL HEAD 12/14 TAPER 28 MM DIA. -3.5 MM NECK LENGTH ZIMALOY® CO-CR-MO ALLOY STERILE QTY-1 MANUFACTURED BY ZIMMER MANUFACTURING B.V., A SUBSIDIARY OF ZIMMER, INC. (WARSAW, IN) The VerSys® Hip System Femoral Heads are intended for use in total hip arthroplasty and are assembled onto the proximal taper of the hip stem. The femoral heads manufactured from Zimaloy Alloy are intended for mating with Tivanium" Ti-6AL-4V Alloy and Zimaloy Alloy femoral stems equipped with taper necks. These femoral heads are available in two Morse-type taper options, 6-degree and 12/14, each of which mates with the corresponding 6 degree or 12/14 taper of a femoral stem prosthesis. Each taper option is supplied in a variety of diameters and neck lengths for use in total hip arthroplasty.
Code Information VerSys¿ Femoral Head -3.5 x 32 mm Diameter: Catalog number 00-8018-028-01; Lot number 61424803.
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer Inc.
1800 W Center St
Warsaw, Indiana 46580-2304
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Zimmer, Inc. has determined that there is a potential for a package to be labeled as a 28 mm femoral head but contain a 32 mm femoral head. In addition, there is a potential for the patient record label to be incorrect.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action The firm, Zimmer, Inc., sent an "URGENT: DEVICE REMOVAL" letter dated July 9, 2010, to all consignees. The letter described the issue, clinical implications, affected product, and required actions. The consignees were instructed to carefully review the letter, ensure users of the VerSys Hip System Femoral Head device at their faculty have been informed of this removal and perform a physical count of all affected product at their facility, record the data on the Inventory Return Certification Form and/or the User Facility/HCP Form and return the form via fax at (574) 372-4265 or email: aimee.wood@zimmer.com. Zimmer Inc. will conduct a removal of all remaining (unused) units of the subject lots. For shipping assistance, questions or assistance in notifying your accounts about the device removal, please contact Zimmer, Inc. at 1-800-613-6131 or 574-372-4463.
Quantity in Commerce 103
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA and countries including Bolivia, Canada, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, and India.
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = LPH and Original Applicant = ZIMMER, INC.