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Class 2 Device Recall ITST Intratrochanteric/subtrochanteric Fixation

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  Class 2 Device Recall ITST Intratrochanteric/subtrochanteric Fixation see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 11, 2013
Date Posted February 20, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 14, 2017
Recall Number Z-1012-2014
Recall Event ID 66500
510(K)Number K032367  
Product Classification Rod, fixation, intramedullary and accessories - Product Code HSB
Code Information 61671102 62142296 
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Zimmer recently conducted a review of all historic packaging validations at its Zimmer Manufacturing B.V. (ZMBV) facility in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Based on this review, it was determined that the packaging operations conducted in the Building 1 packaging operation at this facility were not properly validated. As a result, Zimmer conducted seal integrity testing to evaluate if previously packaged product from this facility met the established requirements for sterile barrier integrity. The acceptance criteria established for this testing was 99% reliability with a 90% confidence interval. These packaging tray configurations met the acceptance criteria for sterile barrier integrity of both the inner and outer trays, however, Zimmer has decided to recall all manufacturing lots that have not expired and that were sterile packaged in the ZMBV facility Building 1 packaging operations.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Distributors received a letter identifying the issue and their responsibilities dated November 4, 2013. These responsibilities include quarantining the affected fielded inventory in their possession, providing hospital risk managers with the recall notification letter and retrieving affected fielded inventory and direct sales from the hospitals.
Quantity in Commerce 7,044,680 total
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Belgium, Canada, Canary Islands, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxemburg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal Reunion, Russian Federation, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Taiwan, Thailand, and United Kingdom.
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 = HSB and Original Applicant = ZIMMER, INC.