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Class 2 Device Recall NexGen Femoral Component

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 Class 2 Recall
NexGen Femoral Component
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Date Posted October 25, 2013
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-0073-2014
Recall Event ID 65799
Premarket Notification
510(K) Numbers
K023211  K060370  K933785  K960279  K962196  K991581 
Product Classification Prosthesis, Knee, Patellofemorotibial, Semi-Constrained, Cemented, Polymer/Metal/Polymer - Product Code JWH
Product NexGen® Femoral Component (CR-FLEX GSF PRECOAT SZ C-L; CR-FLEX GSF PRECOAT SZ C-R ; CR-FLEX GSF PCT SZ C-L MINUS; CR-FLEX GSF PCT SZ C-R MINUS ;CR-FLEX GSF PRECOAT SZ D-L; CR-FLEX GSF PRECOAT SZ D-R ;CR-FLEX GSF PCT SZ D-L MINUS ; CR-FLEX GSF PCT SZ D-R MINUS ;CR-FLEX GSF PRECOAT SZ E-L CR-FLEX GSF PRECOAT SZ E-R ;CR-FLEX GSF PCT SZ E-L MINUS ;CR-FLEX GSF PCT SZ E-R MINUS ;CR-FLEX GSF PRECOAT SZ F-L ;CR-FLEX GSF PRECOAT SZ F-R ;CR-FLEX GSF PCT SZ F-L MINUS ;CR-FLEX GSF PCT SZ F-R MINUS ;CR-FLEX GSF PRECOAT SZ G-L ;CR-FLEX GSK PRECOAT SZ G-R ;CR-FLEX GSF PCT SZ G-L MINUS ;CR-FLEX GSF PCT SZ G-R MINUS ; LPS-FLEX GSF OPT SZ C-L ; LPS-FLEX GSF OPT SZ C-R ;LPS-FLEX GSF OPT SZ D-L ;LPS-FLEX GSF OPT SZ D-R ;LPS-FLEX GSF OPT SZ E-L ;LPS-FLEX GSF OPT SZ E-R ;LPS-FLEX GSK OPT SZ F-L ;LPS-FLEX GSF OPT SZ F-R ;LPS-FLEX GSF OPT SZ G-L ; LPS-FLEX GSF OPT SZ G-R ;CR-FLEX PCT FEM B-L; CR-FLEX PCT FEM B-R; CR-FLEX PCT FEM C-L; CR-FLEX PCT FEM C-R; CR-FLEX PCT FEM C-L MINUS; CR-FLEX PCT FEM C-R MINUS; CR-FLEX PCT FEM D-L; CR-FLEX PCT FEM D-R; CR-FLEX PCT FEM D-L MINUS; CR-FLEX PCT FEM D-R MINUS; CR-FLEX PCT FEM E-L; CR-FLEX PCT FEM E-R; CR-FLEX PCT FEM E-L MINUS; CR-FLEX PCT FEM E-R MINUS; CR-FLEX PCT FEM F-L; CR-FLEX PCT FEM F-R; CR-FLEX PCT FEM F-L MINUS; CR-FLEX PCT FEM F-R MINUS; CR-FLEX PCT FEM G-L; CR-FLEX PCT FEM G-R; CR-FLEX PCT FEM G-L MINUS; CR-FLEX PCT FEM G-R MINUS; CR-FLEX POR FEM B-L; CR-FLEX POR FEM B-R; CR-FLEX POR FEM C-L; CR-FLEX POR FEM C-R; CR-FLEX POR FEM C-L MINUS; CR-FLEX POR FEM C-R MINUS; CR-FLEX POR FEM D-L; CR-FLEX POR FEM D-R; CR-FLEX POR FEM D-L MINUS; CR-FLEX POR FEM D-R MINUS; CR-FLEX POR FEM E-L; CR-FLEX POR FEM E-R; CR-FLEX POR FEM E-L MINUS; CR-FLEX POR FEM E-R; MINUS; CR-FLEX POR FEM F-L; CR-FLEX POR FEM F-R ;CR-FLEX POR FEM F-L MINUS; CR-FLEX POR FEM F-R MINUS; CR-FLEX POR FEM G-L; CR-FLEX POR FEM G-R; CR-FLEX POR FEM G-L MINUS CR-FLEX POR FEM G-R MINUS; CR-FLEX OPT FEM B-L; CR-FLEX OPT FEM B-R; CR-FLEX OPT FEM C-L; CR-FLEX OPT FEM C-R; CR-FLEX OPT FEM C-L MINUS; CR-FLEX OPT FEM C-R MINUS; CR-FLEX OPT FEM D-L; CR-FLEX OPT FEM D-R; CR-FLEX OPT FEM D-L MINUS; CR-FLEX OPT FEM D-R MINUS; CR-FLEX OPT FEM E-L; CR-FLEX OPT FEM E-R; CR-FLEX OPT FEM E-L MINUS; CR-FLEX OPT FEM E-R MINUS; CR-FLEX OPT FEM F-L; CR-FLEX OPT FEM F-R; CR-FLEX OPT FEM F-L MINUS; CR-FLEX OPT FEM F-R MINUS; CR-FLEX OPT FEM G-L; CR-FLEX OPT FEM G-R; CR-FLEX OPT FEM G-L MINUS; CR-FLEX OPT FEM G-R MINUS; LPS-FLEX CO-NID FEM A-L ; LPS-FLEX CO-NID FEM A-R ; LPS-FLEX RECOAT FEMORAL A-L; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORAL A-R; LPS-FLEX CO-NID FEM B-L ; LPS-FLEX CO-NID FEM B-R ; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORAL B-L; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORL B-R; LPS-FLEX CO-NID FEM C-L ; LPS-FLEX CO-NID FEM C-R ; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORAL C-L; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORAL C-R; LPS-FLEX CO-NID FEM D-L ; LPS-FLEX CO-NID FEM D-R ; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORAL D-L; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORAL D-R; LPS-FLEX CO-NID FEM E-L ; LPS-FLEX CO-NID FEM E-R ; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORAL E-L; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORAL E-R; LPS-FLEX CO-NID FEM F-L ; LPS-FLEX CO-NID FEM F-R ; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORAL F-L; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORAL F-R; LPS-FLEX CO-NID FEM G-L ; LPS-FLEX CO-NID FEM G-R ; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORAL G-L; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORAL G-R; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORAL H-L; LPS-FLEX PRECOAT FEMORAL H-R ; LPS-FLEX POROUS FEMORAL B-L ; LPS-FLEX POROUS FEMORAL B-R ; LPS-FLEX POROUS FEMORAL C-L ; LPS-FLEX POROUS FEMORAL C-R LPS-FLEX POROUS FEMORAL D-L ; LPS-FLEX POROUS FEMORAL D-R ; LPS-FLEX POROUS FEMORAL E-L ; LPS-FLEX POROUS FEMORAL E-R ; LPS-FLEX POROUS FEMORAL F-L ; LPS-FLEX POROUS FEMORAL F-R ;LPS-FLEX POROUS FEMORAL G-L ; LPS-FLEX POROUS FEMORAL G-R ; LPS-FLEX POROUS FEMORAL H-L ; LPS-FLEX POROUS FEMORAL H-R ; LPS-FLEX OPTION FEMORAL A-L; LPS-FLEX OPTION FEMORAL A-R; LPS-FLEX OPTION FEMORAL B-L; LPS-FLEX OPTION FEMORAL B-R; LPS-FLEX OPTION FEMORAL B-L ; LPS-FLEX OPTION FEMORAL B-R ; LPS-FLEX OPTION FEMORAL C-L; LPS-FLEX OPTION FEMORAL C-R; LPS-FLEX OPTION FEMORAL C-L; LPS-FLEX OPTION FEMORAL C-R; LPS-FLEX OPTI
Code Information Part Number Range: 005750, 5764, 5950, 5952, 5956, 5960, 5962, 5964, 5966, 5970, 5972, 5990, 5992, 5994, and 5996-011/018-01/92.
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Zimmer, Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw, Indiana 46580-2746
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The low density polyethylene (LDPE) bag used to package implants adheres to the highly polished surface of the devices.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Packaging Design/Selection
Action August 30, 2013 Urgent Recall Notices were sent to Distributors, hospital risk managers and surgeons identifying the issue and directing consignees to make all affected personnel aware of the contents of the notification. The notice identified the products involved, the issue, possible adverse events associated with the issue and recommended that implants found with LDPE bag adhesion not use the product and return it to Zimmer sales representatives. Questions or concerns should be addressed to Zimmer customer call center at 1-877-946-2761 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
Quantity in Commerce 604064 total
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) and countries of: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Venezula.
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 = JWH and Original Applicant = ZIMMER, INC.
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