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Class 2 Device Recall Biomet Modular Primary Tibial Tray Implants (size 75 mm)

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  Class 2 Device Recall Biomet Modular Primary Tibial Tray Implants (size 75 mm) see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 18, 2018
Date Posted June 01, 2018
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 31, 2020
Recall Number Z-2177-2018
Recall Event ID 80185
510(K)Number K915132  K010212  K142933  K171054  
Product Classification Prosthesis, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
Product Biomet Modular Primary Tibial Tray Implants; Modular Interlok Primary Tray (size 75 mm); Item No. 141215; UDI: (01) 00880304005310 (17) 280306 (10) 385340

Product is used in Total Knee Arthroplasty
Code Information Lot 385340  UDI: (01) 00880304005310 (17) 280306 (10) 385340
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer Biomet, Inc.
56 E Bell Dr
Warsaw IN 46582-6989
For Additional Information Contact 411 Technical Services
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
One lot of 75mm tibial tray is potentially etched and labeled as a 79 mm tibial tray. This may lead to delay in surgery, or immediate revision surgery to remove an incorrectly sized tibial component after it has been cemented.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action On May 18, 2018, the firm notified affected distributors and user facilities of the recall through Urgent Medical Device Recall letters sent via email and FedEx. The letters informed affected consignees of the issue and stated that the affected units were distributed in March 2018. 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 Additional Accounts form to CorporateQuality.PostMarket@zimmerbiomet.com. a. Review the list of hospitals and/or surgeons included with the email notification sent to your facility, which includes a list of hospitals and/or surgeons that have already been notified of this recall. b. Identify whether there are any additional hospitals and/or surgeons that Zimmer Biomet has not notified and list these accounts on the Additional Accounts form. Please provide the form in Excel format. c. If there are no additional accounts or surgeons to notify, please indicate that there are no additional accounts, or indicate None or NA on the form. 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
Quantity in Commerce 16
Distribution US Distribution to the states of : FL, GA, IN, MA, NM, UT, and WI. Foreign distribution to Canada and Mexico
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 = Biomet, Inc
510(K)s with Product Code = JWH and Original Applicant = BIOMET, INC.