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Class 2 Device Recall DRILL PT GUIDE WIRE 2MM X 60CM

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  Class 2 Device Recall DRILL PT GUIDE WIRE 2MM X 60CM see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 16, 2018
Date Posted June 01, 2018
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 05, 2024
Recall Number Z-2231-2018
Recall Event ID 80193
510(K)Number K831005  
Product Classification Pin, fixation, smooth - Product Code HTY
Product DRILL PT GUIDE WIRE 2MM X 60CM; 469320

Intended to be used as a guide pin for insertion of implants (cannulated screws and/or intramedullary nails). Bone nail guidewire. Intended for drilling bone.
Code Information 932380 409900 603660 
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Zimmer Biomet, Inc.
56 E Bell Dr
Warsaw IN 46582-6989
For Additional Information Contact 411 Technical Services
574-372-3071
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The firm is recalling various trauma guide wires due to insufficient packaging design verification and exceeding the expected occurrence rate of complaints for sterile barrier failure. Guide wires packaged in the affected packaging configuration have the potential for sterile barrier breach, leading to possible risk for infection.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action The firm, Zimmer Biomet, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated May 16, 2018 on May 16, 2018, to affected consignees via email and FedEx. The letter describes the product, problem and actions to be taken. Consignees were informed of the recall and instructed to take the following actions: 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. 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. For each return, send a copy of Attachment 1 to CorporateQuality.PostMarket@zimmerbiomet.com b. International returns, please request an IRA by emailing zimmerbiometintlirarequests@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 included with the email notification sent to your facility, which includes a list of hospitals that have already been notified of this recall. b. Identify whether there are any additional hospitals that Zimmer Biomet has not notified and list these accounts on the Additional Accounts form. Please provide the form in Excel format
Quantity in Commerce 34
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: US (Nationwide) and countries of: Argentina, South Korea, Chile, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Netherlands.
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 = HTY and Original Applicant = KIRSCHNER MEDICAL CORP.
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