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Class 2 Device Recall DePuy CEMENT RESTRICTOR, Size 3

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  Class 2 Device Recall DePuy CEMENT RESTRICTOR, Size 3 see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 27, 2011
Date Posted March 17, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 23, 2013
Recall Number Z-1689-2011
Recall Event ID 57900
510(K)Number K800894  
Product Classification Prosthesis, hip, cement, restrictor - Product Code JDK
Product DePuy, a Johnson & Johnson company, CEMENT RESTRICTOR, Size 3, Sterile, DePuy Orthopaedics. This device is intended to restrict bone cement migration into the distal medullary canal during implantation of a femoral hip prosthesis.
Code Information Product Code 546014000, Lot s ET5EA4 and ET5EB4, Size 3.
Recalling Firm/
Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
700 Orthopaedic Dr
Warsaw IN 46582-3994
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The firm became aware of a manufacturing error resulting in a potentially incomplete seal of the outer pouch. Although the sterility of the product is not compromised, the sterility of the inner pouch containing the product cannot be assured. Lack of sterility of the inner pouch could potentially cause contamination of the sterile field, including the implant. Non-sterile product and/or contaminat
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Employee error
Action DePuy Orthopaedics sent an URGENT INFORMATION  RECALL NOTICE dated January 27, 2011, to DePuy Area Directors, FMDs, Distributors, and Office Managers. The notice identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken. All territories were required to ensure that all recalled products that remain in customer accounts and field inventory are returned immediately to Warsaw to the attention of Returns. Hospitals that purchased and potentially implanted the now recalled product should be provided appropriate notification of the recall and should complete and return a signed Reconciliation Form(s) within seven business days. If the hospitals have any inventory on hand that is subject to the recall, distributors should remove it or help the hospitals return it for credit. All Reconciliation Forms should be faxed to 574-372-7567. For questions regarding this recall call 574-372-7333.
Quantity in Commerce 40
Distribution Nationwide distribution including the states of MA, PA, FL, LA, MN, WA, WI, CO, GA, NY, NC and SC and the countries of Canada, Colombia, Ireland and Argentina.
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 = JDK and Original Applicant = DEPUY, INC.