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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of June 12, 2013

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Event Detail

Event ID 65258
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Zimmer Surgical Inc
City Dover
State OH
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-05-07
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Telephone
Distribution Pattern Worldwide distribution: USA Nationwide including Puerto Rico; UAE, TAIWAN, SWEDEN, THAILAND, KOREA, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG CHINA, CHILE, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, ENGLAND, GERMANY, and EGYPT.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
The Zimmer Air Dermatome, REF 00- 8801- 001- 00 , Rx, non-sterile grafting instruments intended to provide variable graft thickness and width capabilities Serial Number 100211, 100338, 100515, 100560, 100647, 100755, 101104, 101345, 101562, 101769, 101890, 101983, 102560, 103407, 103509, 103816, 104529, 104863, 105049, 105072, 105604, 106394, 106474, 106624, 107861, 108103, 108203, 108210, 108339, 108911, 109445, 109543, 110034, 110837, 111046, 111047, 111048, 111049, 111050, 111051, 111052, 111053, 111054, 111055, 111056, 111057, 111058, 111059, 111060, 111061, 111062, 111063, 111064, 111065, 111066, 111067, 111068, 111069, 111071, 111072, 111073, 111074, 111075, 111076, 111079, 111081, 111083, 111084, 111085, 111086, 111087, 111089, 111090, 111091, 111092, 111096, 111100, 111101, 111102, 111104, 111105, 111116, 111121, 111122 Class II This removal is in response to complaints alleging that the Zimmer Air Dermatomes and Zimmer Air Dermatome II products would either not operate or operate intermittently. Zimmer's investigation determined that the planetary gear teeth were broken. This may cause a delay or postponement of the surgery or result in a suboptimal graft retrieval with potential of requiring an additional donor site. 84 units Z-1483-2013
Zimmer Air Dermatome II, REF 00-8851-001-00 handpiece Rx, non-sterile grafting instruments intended to provide variable graft thickness and width capabilities Serial Number 500191 , 500192,500193, 500194,500196,500197,500198,500199, 500200, 500201,500202,500203, 500204, 500205,500206, 500207,500208,500209,500210, 500211,500212, 500213,500215,500216,500217, 500219,500220, 500221,500222, 500223, 500224, 500225,500226,500227,500228,500229,500230, 500231,500232, 500233,500234,500235,500236, 500237, 500238,500239,500240,500241 , 500242, 500243,500244,500245,500246,500247,500248,500249, 500250, 500251,500252,500253,500254, 500255,500256,500257,500258,500259, 500260,500261,500262,500263,500264, 500265,500266,500267,500268,500269, 500270,500291, 500292,500293,500295,500296,500297,500298, 500299,500300,500301 , 500302,500303, 500304, 500306, 500307,500308,500309,500310, 500331 , 500332, 500334, 500335, 500336, 500337, 500338, 500339, 500340, 500341,500342, 500343, 500344, 500345, 500346, 500347, 500348,500349, 500350, 500351 , 500352, 500353, 500354,500355, 500357, 500358, 500359, 500368, 500369,500370,500371 Class II This removal is in response to complaints alleging that the Zimmer Air Dermatomes and Zimmer Air Dermatome II products would either not operate or operate intermittently. Zimmer's investigation determined that the planetary gear teeth were broken. This may cause a delay or postponement of the surgery or result in a suboptimal graft retrieval with potential of requiring an additional donor site. 126 units Z-1484-2013
Zimmer Air Dermatome II, REF 00-8851-001-01 handpiece, w/o hose, Rx, non-sterile grafting instruments intended to provide variable graft thickness and width capabilities. Serial Number 500311, 500312, 500317, 500320, 500321, 500322, 500323, 500324, 500325, 500326, 500327, 500328, 500329 Class II This removal is in response to complaints alleging that the Zimmer Air Dermatomes and Zimmer Air Dermatome II products would either not operate or operate intermittently. Zimmer's investigation determined that the planetary gear teeth were broken. This may cause a delay or postponement of the surgery or result in a suboptimal graft retrieval with potential of requiring an additional donor site. 13 units Z-1485-2013
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