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Class 2 Device Recall NaturalKnee II System

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 Class 2 Recall
NaturalKnee II System
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Date Posted March 20, 2014
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-1262-2014
Recall Event ID 67503
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
K936159 
Product Classification Prosthesis, Knee, Patellofemorotibial, Semi-Constrained, Cemented, Polymer/Metal/Polymer - Product Code JWH
Product Natural-Knee® II System: POLY ULTRA TIB LT SZ00/9M POLY ULTRA TIB LT SZ0/9MM POLY ULTRA TIB LT SZ0/19M POLY ULTRA TIB RT SZ0/13M POLY ULTRA TIB RT SZ0/16M ALL POLY ULTRA TIB LT SZ1 ALL POLY ULTRA TIB RT SZ1 ALL POLY ULTRA TIB LT SZ2 ALL POLY ULTRA TIB LT SZ2 ALL POLY ULTRA TIB RT SZ2 ALL POLY ULTRA TIB LT SZ3 ALL POLY ULTRA TIB RT SZ3 ALL POLY ULTRA TIB RT SZ5
Code Information Item Number 621800809 621801809 621801819 621801913 621801916 621810816 621810909 621820809 621820811 621820911 621830811 621830909 621850916
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 = INTERMEDICS ORTHOPEDICS
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