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Class 2 Device Recall Versys BuildUp Block

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  Class 2 Device Recall Versys BuildUp Block see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 10, 2013
Date Posted December 30, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 11, 2014
Recall Number Z-0610-2014
Recall Event ID 66968
510(K)Number K960658  K913649  
Product Classification Prosthesis, shoulder, non-constrained, metal/polymer cemented - Product Code JDI
Product Versys Build-Up Block

The VerSys CRC Hip System is indicated for total hip arthroplasty in patients whose bone stock is of poor quality or inadequate for other reconstruction techniques as indicated by defi ciencies of the femoral head, neck, or portions of the proximal femur. Arthroplasty should be performed only when more conservative methods of treatment have failed to provide symptomatic relief and when there is progressive disability.
Code Information Part 00-7871-001-10 Lot 62359872
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Zimmer is initiating a lot specific recall of the CPT Hip Stem, Versys Build-Up Block, and Trabecular Metal Reverse Glenosphere medical devices due to reports of the products being packaged in the incorrect outer carton. Product labels and patient labels are correct.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling mix-ups
Action Zimmer sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated December 10, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to review the notification and ensure affected personnel were aware of the contents. If affected product was found, it should be quarantines and their Zimmer representative notified. The Zimmer sales representative will remove the recalled product from their facility. Customers with questions were instructed to call 1-877-946-2761. .
Quantity in Commerce 3
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -USA including OH, FL, WI, MI NJ, SC, CA, NC, PA, OR, WA, TN, KY, OK, KS, AZ, TX, CO, NV and Internationally to Germany. There have been 71 distribution events. Note that this product is lot controlled and may be distributed multiple times if it was returned and returned to the shelf. 7 units have been returned, including three through the complaint process, which leaves 64 affected units in the field subject to removal.
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 = JDI and Original Applicant = ZIMMER, INC.