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Class 2 Device Recall Biomet Vanguard DCM PS Plus Tibial Bearing.

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  Class 2 Device Recall Biomet Vanguard DCM PS Plus Tibial Bearing. see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 22, 2008
Date Posted November 21, 2008
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 22, 2009
Recall Number Z-0289-2009
Recall Event ID 49867
510(K)Number K041046  
Product Classification Polymer/metal, cemented, semi-constrained, patellofemorotibial knee prosthesis. - Product Code JWH
Product Biomet Vanguard(TM) DCM PS Plus 16mm x 63/67mm Tibial Bearing (REF. 183726), ARCOM UHMWPE, sterile, Biomet Orthopedics, Inc., Warsaw, IN.

A knee prosthesis intended for single use implantation to replace the articular portions of the knee joint.
Code Information Lots 713910, 806560, 816560 and 871750.
Recalling Firm/
Biomet, Inc.
56 E Bell Dr
Warsaw IN 46582
For Additional Information Contact
800-348-9500 Ext. 3983
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The package is properly labeled, but the laser etch for size incorrectly reads "16 X 63/63" instead of the correct size, "16 X 63/67".
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action A notification letter (Urgent Medical Device Removal Notice) dated 9/22/08 was sent to the firm's sales staff with instructions to locate and retrieve the product and to notify customers at affected hospitals of the problem. Questions related to this notice should be directed to the Biomet Orthopedics, LLC Corrective Actions Manager at 800-348-9500 or 574-372-3983, Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (EST).
Quantity in Commerce 11
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: USA including states of Florida, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia, and country of Finland.
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.