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Class 2 Device Recall NaturalKnee II Unicompartmental Knee Prosthesis

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 Class 2 Recall
NaturalKnee II Unicompartmental Knee Prosthesis
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Date Posted March 20, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated on March 24, 2015
Recall Number Z-1251-2014
Recall Event ID 67503
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Prosthesis, Knee, Femorotibial, Semi-Constrained, Cemented, Metal/Polymer - Product Code HRY
Product Natural-Knee® II - Unicompartmental Knee Prosthesis: CONG TIB INS SZ1/2 9MM UN CONG TIB INS SZ1/2 11MM U CONG TIB INS SZ1/2 13MM U CONG TIB INS SZ3/4 9MM UN CONG TIB INS SZ3/4 11MM U CONG TIB INS SZ3/4 13MM U CONG TIB INS SZ 5/6 9MM U CONG TIB INS SZ5/6 11MM U CONG TIB INS SZ5/6 13MM U
Code Information Item Number 611001009 611001011 611001013 611002009 611002011 611002013 611003009 611003011 611003013
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
1800 W Center St
Warsaw, Indiana 46580-2304
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A complaint was received for a discolored All Poly Tibia. Root cause analysis found that the discoloration was the result of free radical oxidation. The oxidation process was advanced prematurely as a result of the machined component being stored in a transparent container exposed to artificial light for six years prior to inert packaging and sterilization of the device.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Beginning 2/25/2014 all distributors were notified via electronic mail. Hospital risk managers and distributors, surgeons with affected inventory will also be notified via courier or direct mail. The Urgent Lot Specific Recall Notice identified the issue and responsibilities. Distributors were asked to locate and remove the affected product in their territory, as well as identifying hospitals and surgeons who have previously implanted the affected product. Distributors were asked to return on-hand affected products to Zimmer and ensure all of their products are accounted for using the form provided in the letter and email it back to corporatequality.postmarket@zimmer.com. Hospital risk managers and surgeons were asked to locate affected product and return it to their Zimmer sales representative. Questions or concerns should be addressed to customer call center at 1-877-946-2761 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm EST Communications outside of the United States will occur approximately two weeks after the United States communications. 100 % effective checks will be done.
Quantity in Commerce 3638 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including DC and the states of AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, IN, KS, LA, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI, and the countries of Canada, Australia, India, Austria, Japan, Czech Republic, Seoul Korea, France, Venezuela, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, and Switzerland.
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 = HRY and Original Applicant = INTERMEDICS ORTHOPEDICS