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Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer Trabecular Metal Modular Acetabular System

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  Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer Trabecular Metal Modular Acetabular System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 01, 2011
Date Posted September 27, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 29, 2013
Recall Number Z-3279-2011
Recall Event ID 59503
510(K)Number K021891  
Product Classification Prothesis, hip, semi-constrained, metal/polymer, cemented - Product Code JDI
Product The Trabecular Metal Modular Acetabular System is a modular acetabular cup system consisting of a shell with a preassembled locking ring, a liner, and optional screws. The Shells are available in a variety of sizes and are designed to be used with Trilogy Acetabular System liners. The shell implants are used to replace the hip socket during total hip arthroplasty.

The device is indicated for primary or revision surgery for rehabilitating hips damaged as a result on noninflammatory degenerative joint disease (NIDJD) or its composite diagnoses of osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis,protrusio acetabuli, traumatic arthritis, slipped capital epiphysis, fused hip, fracture of the pelvis and diastrophic variant. The device is intended for either cemented or noncemented use.
Code Information Part 00-6202-052-21, Lot 61132698 and lot 001122467
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
For Additional Information Contact Cheryl A. Trease
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Lot # 61132698 and Lot 001122467 (added 9/ 18/2012) may have a manufacturing non conformance that could prevent the devices from functioning as intended. Specifically, devices in the affected lot may have a locking ring groove depth that prevents the corresponding liner from snapping into the shell. The groove provides the locking ring room to displace when inserting a liner into the shell. Th
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Zimmer, Inc. sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated July 27, 2011 to all affected customers of lot 61132698 and 9/18/2012 to only affected customer of lot 001122467. The letters describes the product, problem, and the actions to be taken by the customers. The letter instructs customers to stop using and to quarantine the affected product. An Inventory Return Certification Form was included with the letter for customers to complete and return to Zimmer, Inc. via fax at (574) 372-4265. Replacement product will be provided for all returned product. Contact Zimmer, Inc. at 1-800-613-6131 for questions regarding this recall.
Quantity in Commerce 24 devices lot 61132689; 1 device lot 001122467
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of CA, NC,NY, PA, WA, and WI and countries of Australia, Germany, The Netherlands, and Switzerland.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = JDI and Original Applicant = ZIMMER, INC.