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Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer

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Date Initiated by Firm December 29, 2022
Date Posted January 30, 2023
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-1043-2023
Recall Event ID 91489
510(K)Number K113550  
Product Classification Prosthesis, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
Product (1) Vanguard Knee System PS Open Box Femoral; Left; 57.5 mm. Intended for Knee joint replacement prostheses. Item Number: 183122 EXPANDED RECALL: (2) Vanguard Knee System PS Open Box Femoral; Left; 60 mm. Item Number: 183124 (3) Vanguard Knee System PS Open Box Femoral; Left; 62.5 mm. Item Number: 183126
Code Information (1) UDI: (01)00880304270862(17)320504(10)J7186089 Lot Number: J7186089. Expanded Recall: (2)UDI: (01)00880304270879(17)320504(10)J7173870 Lot Number: J7173870. (3) UDI: (01)00880304270893(17)320504(10)J7192119; (01)00880304270893(17)320504(10)J7197508; (01)00880304270893(17)320504(10)J7209606; (01)00880304270893(17)320504(10)J7220427; Lot Numbers: J7192119, J7197508, J7209606, J7220427
Recalling Firm/
Biomet, Inc.
56 E Bell Dr
Warsaw IN 46582-6989
For Additional Information Contact 411 Technical Services
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Components Incorrectly labeled as either smaller or larger and incorrect side (right/left).
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling Change Control
Action UPDATE: 2/7/23 Zimmer Biomet issued URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL EXPANSION Letter on 2/07/23 to Distributors, Risk Manager, Surgeons. (An Urgent Medical Device Letter issued to consignees new accounts not previously notified Dec 29, 2022). Letters state reason for recall, health risk and action to take: This is a 14-lot scope expansion to the recall notification initiated on December 29, 2022, for the Vanguard Posterior Stabilized Open Box Femoral components. Letter states reason for recall, health risk and action to take: . Immediately locate and quarantine affected product in your inventory. Return all affected product from your distributorship and from affected hospitals within your territory. . Complete Inventory Return Certification Form for each return and send to CorporateQuality.PostMarket@zimmerbiomet.com, even if you do not have affected products available to return in your territory. . If you have further questions or concerns after reviewing this notice, please call customer service at 574-371-3071 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm EST, Monday through Friday. Or your questions may be emailed to CorporateQuality.PostMarket@zimmerbiomet.com. ______________________________________________________________________ Zimmer Biomet issued Urgent Medical Device Recall via email on December 29, 2022. OUS Distributors notified via email. Hospital risk managers and surgeons, as well as distributors with product notified via courier. Surgeons will be provided with a letter that identifies the issue and their responsibilities, which include: - Following any specified patient monitoring instructions. - Returning Certificate of Acknowledgment to Zimmer Biomet.
Quantity in Commerce 91 units
Distribution International distribution to the countries of: Argentina, China, Costa Rica, India, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Ecuador, Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Thailand. Expanded Recall US states of: FL, IN, MD, OH, PA, WI
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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = JWH and Original Applicant = BIOMET MANUFACTURING CORP.