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Class 2 Device Recall NaturalKnee II Constrained Knee System

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 Class 2 Device Recall NaturalKnee II Constrained Knee System see related information
Date Posted March 20, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated on March 24, 2015
Recall Number Z-1256-2014
Recall Event ID 67503
510(K)Number K973412 
Product Classification Prosthesis, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
Product Natural-Knee¿ II Constrained Knee System
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ00/0-L
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ1/2-LF
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ3-5 -L
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ00/0-R
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ3-5 -R
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ1/2-LF
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ3-5 -L
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ00/0-R
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ1/2-RT
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ3-5 -R
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ00/0-L
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ1/2-LF
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ3-5 -L
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ00/0-R
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ3-5 -R
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ1/2-LF
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ3-5 -L
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ00/0-R
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ3-5 -R
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ00/0-L
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ1/2-LF
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ00/0-R
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ1/2-RT
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ1/2-LF
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ3-5 -L
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ00/0-R
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ1/2-RT
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ00/0-L
NKII CCK TIB INS SZ00/0-R
Code Information Item Number
672009100
672009101
672009103
672009200
672009203
672011101
672011103
672011200
672011201
672011203
672013100
672013101
672013103
672013200
672013203
672016101
672016103
672016200
672016203
672019100
672019101
672019200
672019201
672022101
672022103
672022200
672022201
672025100
672025200
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Zimmer, Inc.
1800 W Center St
Warsaw IN 46580-2304
800-613-6131
For Additional Information Contact
877-946-2761
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
Storage
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 = JWH and Original Applicant = SULZER ORTHOPEDICS, INC.
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