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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of December 5, 2012

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Event Detail

Event ID 63544
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Zimmer, Inc.
City Warsaw
State IN
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-09-21
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Two or more of the following: Email, Fax, Letter, Press Release, Telephone, Visit
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA including AZ,CA, FL, IA, IL, IN, MO, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, WA. Internationally to Thailand, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Hungary, Netherlands, Russian Fed, and Sweden,

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
NexGen CompleteKnee Solution Stemmed Nonaugmentable Tibial component The NexGen® system is a semiconstrained, nonlinked condylar knee prostheses. The device is indicated for patients with severe knee pain and disability due to rheumatoid arthritis; osteoarthritis; traumatic arthritis; polyarthritis; collagen disorders and/or avascular necrosis of the femoral condyle; post-traumatic loss of joint configuration (particularly when there is patellofemoral erosion, dysfunction or prior patellectomy); moderate valgus, varus or flexion deformities; salvage of previously failed surgical attempts or for a knee in which satisfactory stability in flexion cannot be obtained at the time of surgery. Catalog 00-5986-047-02, lots 62049114 and 62045235. Class II Zimmer is initiating a lot specific recall of the NexGen® Stemmed Nonaugmentable Tibial Component due to the devices being processed through a manufacturing cleaning operation that was operating outside of the validated parameters. As a result, the devices may contain residual particulate from the manufacturing process. Risks include: Allergic reaction due to the foreign material or late onset allergic reaction and accelerated polyethylene wear caused by third body particles. 123 worldwide (33 USA) Z-0437-2013