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Class 2 Device Recall NEXGEN COMPLETE KNEE SOLUTION CRUCIATE RETAINING (CR)FLEX

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  Class 2 Device Recall NEXGEN COMPLETE KNEE SOLUTION CRUCIATE RETAINING (CR)FLEX see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 29, 2017
Create Date March 14, 2018
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-1048-2018
Recall Event ID 78706
510(K)Number K031061  K023211  K041100  
Product Classification Prosthesis, knee, patello/femorotibial, semi-constrained, uncemented, porous, coated, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code MBH
Product CR-FLEX POR FEM F-L
CR-FLEX POR FEM F-R MINUS
CR-FLEX POR FEM G-L

This device is indicated for patients with severe knee pain and disability
Code Information 00-5952-016-01 61774124 00-5952-016-01 61782595 00-5952-016-06 11004288 00-5952-017-01 11005095 
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Zimmer Biomet, Inc.
1800 W Center St
Warsaw IN 46580-2304
For Additional Information Contact Kevin W. Escapule
574-372-4487
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The LDPE bag packaging for various highly polished hip and knee implants may adhere to the highly polished surface, leaving residue or material from the LDPE bag on the implant after it is removed from the bag.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Packaging
Action A similar recall was initiated in January 2016 to remove remaining inventory packaged in the old bag. Further evaluation identified additional lots packaged in the old bag that were not included in the January 2016 recall; therefore, resulting in this new recall for the additional lots packaged in the old bag. A firm, Zimmer Biomet, sent an "Urgent Medical Device Recall" notices dated November 29, 2017 and response forms to customers. The notice described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The Customers should take the following action: Risk Manager Responsibilities: 1. Review this notification and ensure that affected personnel are aware of the contents. 2. If you have affected product at your facility, assist your Zimmer Biomet sales representative and quarantine all affected product. Your Zimmer Biomet sales representative will remove the affected product from your facility. 3. Complete Attachment 1  Certificate of Acknowledgement and send to CorporateQuality.PostMarket@zimmerbiomet.com. This form must be returned even if you do not have affected products at your facility. 4. Retain a copy of the acknowledgement form with your recall records in the event of a compliance audit of your facilitys documentation. Distributor Responsibilities: 1. Review this notification and ensure that affected team members are aware of the contents. 2. Immediately locate and quarantine affected product in your inventory. 3. Immediately return all affected product from your distributorship and from affected hospitals within your territory. a. Complete Attachment 1  Inventory Return Certification Form and send to CorporateQuality.PostMarket@zimmerbiomet.com within three (3) days. b. For each return, send a copy of Attachment 1 to CorporateQuality.PostMarket@zimmerbiomet.com. c. Include a hardcopy of Attachment 1 in each carton of your return shipment for immediate processing. d. Mark RECALL on the outside of the returned cartons. 4. Return the Additi
Quantity in Commerce 13,227 in total
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) and countries of: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Seoul-Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and UAE.
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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = MBH and Original Applicant = ZIMMER, INC.
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