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Class 2 Device Recall NaturalKnee II Femoral Component

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  Class 2 Device Recall NaturalKnee II Femoral Component see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 30, 2013
Date Posted October 25, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 25, 2014
Recall Number Z-0078-2014
Recall Event ID 65799
510(K)Number K936159  
Product Classification Prosthesis, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
Product Natural-Knee¿ II Femoral Component
Code Information Part Number Range:6212, 6307-00-006/051
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The low density polyethylene (LDPE) bag used to package implants adheres to the highly polished surface of the devices.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Package design/selection
Action August 30, 2013 Urgent Recall Notices were sent to Distributors, hospital risk managers and surgeons identifying the issue and directing consignees to make all affected personnel aware of the contents of the notification. The notice identified the products involved, the issue, possible adverse events associated with the issue and recommended that implants found with LDPE bag adhesion not use the product and return it to Zimmer sales representatives. Questions or concerns should be addressed to Zimmer customer call center at 1-877-946-2761 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.
Quantity in Commerce 13483
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) and countries of: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Venezula.
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 = JWH and Original Applicant = INTERMEDICS ORTHOPEDICS