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Class 2 Device Recall NaturalKnee II Posterior Stabilized (P.S.) Condylar Tibial Inserts

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 Class 2 Recall
NaturalKnee II Posterior Stabilized (P.S.) Condylar Tibial Inserts
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Date Posted March 20, 2014
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-1257-2014
Recall Event ID 67503
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
K983153 
Product Classification Prosthesis, Knee, Patellofemorotibial, Semi-Constrained, Cemented, Polymer/Metal/Polymer - Product Code JWH
Product Natural-Knee® II Posterior Stabilized (P.S.) Condylar Tibial Inserts: N-K II CONS PS TIB INS SZ N-K II CONS PS TIB INS SZ N-K II CONS PS TIB INS SZ N-K II CONS PS TIB INS SZ N-K II CONS PS TIB INS SZ N-K II CONS PS TIB INS SZ N-K II CONS PS TIB INS SZ N-K II CONS PS INS TIB SZ N-K II CONS PS TIB INS SZ N-K II CONS PS TIB INS SZ N-K II CONS PS TIB INS SZ N-K II CONS PS TIB INS SZ N-K II CONS PS TIB INS SZ N-K II CONS PS TIB INS SZ
Code Information Item Number 672509100 672509101 672509200 672509203 672511100 672511103 672513101 672513103 672513201 672516103 672519103 672522201 672525103 672525203
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
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
PRODUCTION CONTROLS: 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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