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Class 2 Device Recall Palacos RG Radioplaque Bone Cement 1 x 40 g Single (with Gentamicin), 40.8 g Methyl Acrylate Copol

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 Class 2 Recall
Palacos RG Radioplaque Bone Cement 1 x 40 g Single (with Gentamicin), 40.8 g Methyl Acrylate Copol
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Date Posted January 13, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated on October 08, 2014
Recall Number Z-0730-2014
Recall Event ID 66990
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Bone Cement, Antibiotic - Product Code MBB
Product Palacos® R+G Radioplaque Bone Cement 1 x 40 g Single (with Gentamicin), 40.8 g Methyl Acrylate Copolymer, 20 ml Methyl Methacrylate Monomer 0.5 g Gentamicin, Distributed by Zimmer Dover, OH 44522 The cement is indicated for use in the second stage of a two stage revision for total joint arthroplasty after the initial infection has been cleared.
Code Information Cat No. 00-1113-140-01; lot 75974340
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw, Indiana 46580-2746
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The patient label associated with the product may be incorrect in that the lot number on the patient label may be different than the lot number on the outer carton label.
Action Zimmer sent an Urgent Device Removal letter dated November 18, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to review the notification, idetntify the product and remove from use. If the affected product has been utilized, follow institutional protocol to determine if it is appropriate to place a copy of the notification letter into patient records for the affected product. Complete the attached Response Form and return it via fax to 800-871-7270. Customers were instructed to return a copy of the completed response form along with their returned product to ensure proper credit. Customers with questions were instructed to call 866-608-3941. For questions regarding this recall call 800-613-6131.
Quantity in Commerce 1,534 units
Distribution Nationwide Distribution including AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV & WY.
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
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = MBB and Original Applicant = HERAEUS KULZER GMBH & CO. KG