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Class 1 Device Recall Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology

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  Class 1 Device Recall Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis with Kinectiv Technology see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 18, 2015
Date Posted June 08, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 02, 2016
Recall Number Z-1699-2015
Recall Event ID 71272
510(K)Number K071856  
Product Classification Prosthesis, hip, semi-constrained (metal uncemented acetabular component) - Product Code KWA
Product M/L Taper with Kinectiv¿ Technology.
prosthesis, hip, semi-constrained (metal uncemented acetabular component)

Product Usage: Usage:
Total hip replacement for the following: severe hip pain and disability due to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis, polyarthritis, collagen disorders, avascular necrosis of the femoral head, nonunion of previous fractures of the femur; congenital hip dysplasia, protrusio acetabuli, slipped capital femoral epiphysis; disability due to previous fusion; previously failed endoprostheses, and/or total hip components in the affected extremity and acute femoral neck fractures.
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Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
1800 W Center St
Warsaw IN 46580-2304
For Additional Information Contact Consumer Relations Call Center
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Zimmer is initiating a voluntary recall of 64 lots (752 implants total) of M/L Taper with Kinectiv¿ femoral stems and modular necks due higher than allowed cytotoxicity levels found with the product. Reasonable probability of adverse biological response and subsequent revision
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Environmental control
Action Zimmer, Inc. sent an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL letter dated May 18, 2015, to all affected consignees. The recall notification included a description of the reason for the recall, affected product, consignee responsibilities, and instructions for responding to the formal recall notification. Customers were instructed to review the notification and ensure affected personnel are aware of the contents. Locate all affected product identified and quarantine them immediately. Carry out a physical count of all affected product in their inventory and complete the Inventory Return Certification Form. Email a completed copy to corporatequality.postmarket@zimmer.com. Return the recalled product along with the completed Inventory return Certification Form. Notify Zimmer of any hospitals that they have further distributed the affected product to. In addition, identify the surgeons that have implanted the product. Supply the information for any hospitals that they have identified, as well as the affected surgeons using the provided spreadsheet template. Customers with questions or concerns should call the customer call center at 1-877-946-2761.
Quantity in Commerce 752
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of AK, AL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and countries of Canada, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy.
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 = KWA and Original Applicant = ZIMMER, INC.