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Class 2 Device Recall NexGen Complete Knee Solution

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  Class 2 Device Recall NexGen Complete Knee Solution see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 07, 2013
Date Posted August 22, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 15, 2014
Recall Number Z-2010-2013
Recall Event ID 65413
Product Classification Prosthesis, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
Product 00597001333 Femur CR PRC SURF HDN FEM CO-NID CML Rx, Sterile;

00597001334 Femur CR PRC SURF HDN FEM CO-NID CMR Rx, Sterile;

00597001433 Femur CR PRC SURF HDN FEM CO-NID DML Rx, Sterile;

00597001434 Femur CR PRC SURF HDN FEM CO-NID DMR Rx, Sterile;

00597001533 Femur CR PRC SURF HDN FEM CO-NID EML Rx, Sterile;

00597001534 Femur CR PRC SURF HDN FEM CO-NID EMR Rx, Sterile;

Used in total knee arthroplasty and indicated for patients with severe pain.
Code Information all codes
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
For Additional Information Contact Jaime Weeks
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Surgeons are implanting components of the NexGen Cruciate Retaining (CR) Complete Knee System in combinations that are not approved (micro with standard). Includes CR Micro Femurs, Articular Surface, Patellae, instruments and provisionals combined with standard components. A March 2012 recall reiterated the proper combination labeling, but the mis match problem continues. Zimmer is removing the d
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling design
Action Beginning June 7, 2013 all distributors will be sent Urgent Device Recall notices via electronic mail, with distributors, hospital risk managers with affected inventory also receiving the notice via courier. The Notice outlined the products recalled; the reason for the recall, possible adverse events related to the recall and directed consignees to locate, quarantine and count all affected product recording the information on the Inventory Return Form acknowledging that recall directions were followed. Further questions should be directed to 1-877-946-2761. Affected product is to be returned to Zimmer Product Service Department , 1777 West Center St. Warsaw, IN 46580 or internation return at Zimmer International Logistics GmbH, Max - Immelmann Allee 12 79427 Eschbach Germany. " Communications outside of the United States will occur approximately two weeks after the United States communications.
Quantity in Commerce 192,355 all devices
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the country of Japan.
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.