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Class 2 Device Recall Trilogy Acetabular AB Shells with Holes

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  Class 2 Device Recall Trilogy Acetabular AB Shells with Holes see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 14, 2012
Date Posted February 04, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 20, 2014
Recall Number Z-0776-2013
Recall Event ID 63531
PMA Number P040048 
Product Classification Prosthesis, hip, semi-constrained, metal/ceramic/ceramic/metal, cemented or uncemented - Product Code MRA
Product Trilogy Acetabular AB Shells with Holes.

The Trilogy Acetabular System is indicated for either cemented or uncemented use in individuals undergoing surgery for rehabilitating hip damage.
Code Information 62054788 61901417 61984072 61901423 61901426 61901427 61901428 61901435 61901437 61278096 
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
For Additional Information Contact Jaime L. Weeks
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Some units of Trilogy shells manufactured since March 2009 may be below the lower range of the pore size specification (as low as 28% vs. 30% porosity specification). On 10/31/2012, the firm expanded the recall action to include lots of Uni-Hole Trilogy Acetabular System shells.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action Zimmer sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE NOTIFICATION" letter dated September 20, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers.The firm expanded the scope of the recall in January 2013 to include devices that use a secondary mean of fixation. New recall letters will be submitted to distributors and surgeons.
Quantity in Commerce 275,952 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK, Poland, France, Australia, Chile, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, Colombia, Ukraine, 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 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
PMA Database PMAs with Product Code = MRA and Original Applicant = ZIMMER, INC.