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Class 2 Device Recall NCB Polyaxial Locking Plate System NCB screws

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 Class 2 Recall
NCB Polyaxial Locking Plate System NCB screws
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Date Posted August 10, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated on September 24, 2013
Recall Number Z-2187-2012
Recall Event ID 62499
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Plate, Fixation, Bone - Product Code HRS
Product The NCB Polyaxial Locking Plate System NCB screws 26mm: 02.03155.026, non-sterile Product is implantable screws indicated for temporary internal fixation and stabilization of fractures and osteotomies of long bones. These screws are intended for bicortical anchorage.
Code Information Part number 02.03155.026, lot 2649941
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw, Indiana 46580-2746
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Zimmer investigation following a complaint found one lot of NCB Polyaxial Locking Plate System NCB screws, 26mm, distributed in the United States contained incorrect 32 mm screws.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action The firm, Zimmer, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated July 13, 2012, to its customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to locate the implicated lot in their inventory and user accounts; return all packaged units of this lot; and provide Zimmer with the name, complete mailing address, and phone number of each user facility and surgeon that have used the product via E-mail to dawn.kindle@zimmer.com. Zimmer will send a follow-up Urgent Recall notification to these sub-accounts with instructions to verify the screw length of any screws already in the implant rack inventory prior to use in surgery. All implicated product is to be returned. The customers were also instructed to complete and return the Inventory Return Certification form to Zimmer via fax at +1-574-372-4265. If you have any questions about this correction and/or product removal, contact Zimmer at +1-877-946-2761.
Quantity in Commerce 24 to US Distributor with 7 further distributed
Distribution Nationwide distribution: USA including states of: AZ, IL, IN, ME and NJ.
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 = HRS and Original Applicant = ZIMMER GMBH