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Date Initiated by Firm September 21, 2012
Create Date November 26, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3
Recall Number Z-0437-2013
Recall Event ID 63544
Product NexGen CompleteKnee Solution Stemmed Nonaugmentable Tibial component

The NexGen?? system is a semiconstrained, nonlinked condylar knee prostheses. The device is indicated for patients with severe knee pain and disability due to rheumatoid arthritis; osteoarthritis; traumatic arthritis; polyarthritis; collagen disorders and/or avascular necrosis of the femoral condyle; post-traumatic loss of joint configuration (particularly when there is patellofemoral erosion, dysfunction or prior patellectomy); moderate valgus, varus or flexion deformities; salvage of previously failed surgical attempts or for a knee in which satisfactory stability in flexion cannot be obtained at the time of surgery.
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
For Additional Information Contact Dawn Kindle
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Zimmer is initiating a lot specific recall of the NexGen? Stemmed Nonaugmentable Tibial Component due to the devices being processed through a manufacturing cleaning operation that was operating outside of the validated parameters. As a result, the devices may contain residual particulate from the manufacturing process. Risks include: Allergic reaction due to the foreign material or late onset
Action Zimmer sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated September 21, 2012, to all affected customers. The letter identifiedthe product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to locate and quarantine the affected product. Customers were to return the affected product along with the completed Inventory Return Certificate Form. If product was further distributed the Recall Letter should be forwarded to their customers. Product was to be returned to USA accounts - Zimmer Product Service Department, 1777 West Center St. Warsaw, IN 46580. If product has been implanted, affected surgeons will be notified. For questions regarding this recall call 574-372-4807.
Quantity in Commerce 123 worldwide (33 USA)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA including AZ,CA, FL, IA, IL, IN, MO, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, WA. Internationally to Thailand, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Hungary, Netherlands, Russian Fed, and Sweden,

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.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.