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Class 2 Device Recall GENESIS(R) II, NONPOROUS TIBIAL BASE, SIZE 5, LEFT

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  Class 2 Device Recall GENESIS(R) II, NONPOROUS TIBIAL BASE, SIZE 5, LEFT see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 07, 2013
Date Posted November 01, 2013
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-0130-2014
Recall Event ID 66545
510(K)Number K951987  
Product Classification Prosthesis, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
Product GENESIS(R) II, NON-POROUS TIBIAL BASE, SIZE 5, LEFT, QTY: (1), REF 71420168.

Product Usage: orthopaedic
Code Information Batch No. 13GM11272
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Smith & Nephew Inc
1450 E. Brooks Rd
Memphis TN 38116
For Additional Information Contact Joe Metzger
978-749-1330
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Swapped product. Non-porous tibial base size 5 L was mis-packaged as size 6 R and vice versa.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action Smith & Nephew sent an Urgent - Product Recall 1st Notification letter to all affected sales staff via email and FedEx on October 7, 2013. The hospital was notified by sales rep on October 9, 2013 and the notification letter was sent to the hospital via Fed Ex on October 11, 2013. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to inspect inventory, discontinue use, quarantine affected products immediately and return to Smith & Nephew. Customers were asked to complete the attached Inventory Return Certification Form and fax to 901-566-7975.
Quantity in Commerce 4 units
Distribution USA Nationwide Distribution in the states of: AZ, NC, IA, PA, OH, MD, and TN.
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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = JWH and Original Applicant = SMITH & NEPHEW RICHARDS, INC.
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