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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of August 28, 2013

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Product Detail

Product Description 65597201101 Femur CR POR FEM HATCP SIZE AML Rx, Sterile; 65597201102 Femur CR POR FEM HATCP SIZE AMR Rx, Sterile; 65597201201 Femur CR POR FEM HATCP SIZE BML Rx, Sterile; 65597201202 Femur CR POR FEM HATCP SIZE BMR Rx, Sterile; Used in total knee arthroplasty and indicated for patients with severe pain.
Recall Number Z-2003-2013
Classification Class II
Code Info all codes
Product Distributed Qty 192,355 all devices
Reason For Recall Zimmer continuing investigation and monitoring of the NexGen Cruciate Retaining (CR) Complete Knee System found continued high rates of components used in combinations that are not approved (micro with standard) were implanted. This included the usage of CR Micro Femurs, CR Micro Articular Surface, CR Micro Patellae, CR Micro instruments and provisionals combined with standard components. Although the occurrence has been reduced since the March, 2012 recall, which reiterated proper combination labeling, it has not been eliminated and therefore Zimmer is initiating a recall to remove the affected devices and prevent this issue from recurring in all regions but Japan.

Event Detail

Event Id 65413
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Zimmer, Inc.
City Warsaw
State IN
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-06-07
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 (nationwide) and the country of Japan.