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Class 2 Device Recall 510003707 Most Option Stem Distractor

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  Class 2 Device Recall 510003707 Most Option Stem Distractor see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 15, 2011
Date Posted January 25, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 24, 2013
Recall Number Z-0861-2012
Recall Event ID 60342
510(K)Number K002324  
Product Classification Prosthesis, hip, semi-constrained, metal/polymer, cemented - Product Code JDI
Product 5100-03-707 -- MOST Option STEM DISTRACTOR

Designed to facilitate intraoperative decisions with a variety of options for femoral and tibial components, implant connections and fixation of the implants.
Code Information Lots 1519123, 1616672, 1627174, 60281712, 60773654, 60795066, 60841064, 61061148, 61348637, and 61770544. 
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Fractured tips: Any use of force in a certain direction to the flat side of the instrument may result in fracturing of the mating geometry, creating the potential for metal debris at the surgical site.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling False and Misleading
Action Urgent Device Correction Letters, dated October 28, 2011, which included revised Surgical Technique to be used in the Zimmer Most Option Wedge Stem Distractor were sent November 15, 2011 to all Distributors requiring Correction letters be sent to all Hospital Risk Managers and Surgeons receiving devices. Directions were provided to destroy all previous versions of the surgical technique, and review the attached revised surgical technique, with warnings of proper direction of force needed for safe separation of mated components. A FAX -Back Certificate of Acknowledgement is to be sent to (574) 372-4265. Call Zimmer at 1-877-946-2761 with questions or concerns.
Quantity in Commerce 70
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- US, including states of TX, IN, GA, WI, MN, NJ, MO, IL, VA, MI, PA, NC, OR, FL, KS, NY, AZ, CO, and UT and country of Switzerland.
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 = SULZER MEDICA