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Class 2 Device Recall Vanguard Universal Tibial Resection Block

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  Class 2 Device Recall Vanguard Universal Tibial Resection Block see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 14, 2012
Date Posted March 19, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 06, 2012
Recall Number Z-1223-2012
Recall Event ID 61274
Product Classification Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
Product Vanguard Knee Instrumentation Tibial Resection Tower Universal with alignment tower geometry, REF 32487557, LOT 2561334, Biomet UK Ltd, South Wales, UK

Product Usage: Usage: Used to guide a saw blade in resecting the proximal tibia. Intended to be used with a tibial alignment guide.
Code Information REF. 32-487557/ Lot no 2561334
Recalling Firm/
Biomet U.K., Ltd.
Waterton Industrial Estate
Bridgend, South Wales United Kingdom
For Additional Information Contact Richard Young
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
This recall was initiated following a report that a bag labeled as REF. 32-487557/Lot no 2561334 (Vanguard Tibial Resection head universal w/ alignment tower) actually contained a Ref. 32-487002/Lot no. 2561329 (Vanguard Distal cutting Block w/out handle attachment). Investigation found packaging of the affected product may contain the incorrect item.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Packaging change control
Action Biomet U.K. sent a Field Safety Corrective Action notice dated February 14, 2012 to all affected customers. The notice identified the affected products, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to locate, discontinue use and quarantine the recalled products pending return to Biomet. The letter recommended customers provide the notice to any other organization who may have received the affected instruments. Customers were instructed to complete and return without delay the attached "Fax-Back Response Form" acknowledging receipt of notice and indicating the quantity of products to be returned. For questions call +44 (0) 1656 761658, fax: +44 (0) 1656 645454 and e-mail uk.complaints@biomet.com
Quantity in Commerce 4 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - in the countries of France, Japan, Italy, Netherlands, UK , no devices distributed in the USA
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.