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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of July 18, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description Pathfinder NXT Fixed Percutaneous Rod Holder, Part numbers 3573-2 (straight handle) Stainless Steel / Silicone Rubber, Rx only, non sterile. Product Usage: PathFinder NXT is a minimally invasive pedicle screw system. The PathFinder NXT System consists of various screws and rods intended to provide temporary stabilization following surgery to fuse the spine. The intended use of the Fixed Angled Percutaneous Rod Inserter is to insert a rod percutaneously through the extender sieeves to position into the implanted screw heads for securing with closure tops forming a construct that provides temporary stabilization following MIS or mini-open surgery to fuse the spine.
Recall Number Z-1981-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info Part numbers 3573-2 (straight handle) all lots.
Product Distributed Qty 249 ( angle handle and straight) in total
Reason For Recall Zimmer is recalling Pathfinder NXT Fixed Percutaneous Rod Holder, because complaints have been received that the rod holder tip may crack or break when the rod is manipulated during surgery.

Event Detail

Event Id 62325
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Zimmer, Inc.
City Warsaw
State IN
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-06-05
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and the countries of: Austria, Australia, Belgium, France, Gelmany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.