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Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer 4.1 Trabecular Metal" Dental Implant

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  Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer 4.1 Trabecular Metal" Dental Implant see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 22, 2012
Date Posted May 10, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 03, 2012
Recall Number Z-1515-2012
Recall Event ID 61481
510(K)Number K112160  
Product Classification Implant, endosseous, root-form - Product Code DZE
Product Zimmer Dental Trabecular Metal Implant, TMM4B13, 4.1mm x13MM; 3.5 mm implant TM, MTX Rx, Sterile R, , Zimmer Dental, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USA

The Trabecular Metal Dental Implant is designed to replace one or more missing teeth in the maxilla or mandible and is used during immediate loading or for loading after a conventional healing period. Immediate loading is indicated when there is good primary stability and an appropriate occlusal load (i.e. the contacting surfaces of opposing teeth, especially the biting or chewing surfaces). The 4.1mmD Trabecular Metal Implants are intended to be splinted to additional implants when used in the posterior region.
Code Information Catalog TMM4B13, lot 61926104, 61960158, 61967141, 61973167
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
For Additional Information Contact Melissa Burbage
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
This Zimmer Dental voluntary device recall resulted from an investigation into the February 2012 complaint involving an apical tip of a 4.1mm D Trabecular Metal Implant which separated from the implant assembly during surgery on a patient with a dense (Type D1), thick, inferior border. The recall correction includes adding precautions to the Instructions for Use regarding the placement of a 4.1mm
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling Change Control
Action Zimmer sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction notification letter dated April 24, 2012, with an attached Technical Bulletin listing precautions present in the new Informaiton for Use sent to distributors and customers via E-mail and FED EX. Notifications identified the issue and risks found with the device listing responsibilties, precautions, and procedural precautions. Notifications contained directions to forward information to any sub accounts and clinicians. Zimmer had telephone follow-up with each distributor and customer to assure information was received and is understood. Questions should be directed to Technical Service (800)8511-7019 orCustomer Service(760) 929-1300 or Regulatory Affairs at 1-800-854-7019 . For questions regarding this recall call 574-372-4807.
Quantity in Commerce 195
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and the countries of Germany, Italy, France Egypt, Spain, Russia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Israel, UAE and CANADA
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 = DZE and Original Applicant = ZIMMER DENTAL INC.