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Class 2 Device Recall NEXGEN Complete Knee Solution

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  Class 2 Device Recall NEXGEN Complete Knee Solution see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 30, 2012
Date Posted July 27, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 04, 2014
Recall Number Z-2092-2012
Recall Event ID 61764
510(K)Number K031061  
Product Classification Prosthesis, knee, patello/femorotibial, semi-constrained, uncemented, porous, coated, polymer/metal/ - Product Code MBH
Product Nextgen Complete Knee Solution Replacement Jaw for Use with Femoral and Provisional Impactor/Extractor, REF 00-5901-026-40, Non-Sterile Zimmer, Warsaw Indiana

The instrument is attached to the femoral implant or provisional to aid in positioning and inserting the components.
Code Information Part 00-5901-026-40 Lot 62011774, 61870067, and 61813699 Initially the 00-5901-026-40 replacement jaws will remain available for order until all of the alternative instruments are in place, however they will also be required to be returned. The final lot numbers and manufacture dates will be provided in a subsequent status update.
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
For Additional Information Contact Jaime L. Weeks
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The design of the spring clip for the jaw assembly was updated in March 2011 due to fractures of the spring clip. Zimmer has received complaints for the spring clip fracturing on the updated design. The spring clip may fracture or fall off of the instrument during use, and a device fragment may be left in the surgical site. The risk of disassembly or fracture occurs when the instrument is typicall
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Component design/selection
Action Zimmer sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated April 30, 2012, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Requests for alternative instruments should be requested by calling (574) 372-4470. Fax Back Inventory Return Certification Form is to be sent back to Zimmer at (574) 372-4265. All recalled instruments available at the distributor are to be returned to Zimmer Product Service Department, 1777 West Center Street, Warsaw, IN 46580. The Distributor notice included instructions to notify surgeons immediately of the recall and requested a list of hospitals and surgeons receiving the device be sent back to Zimmer via E-mail. Zimmer is continuing distribution of the replacement jaw ( 005901-026-40) until alternative tools are available. The distributors are asked to identify and deliver preferred alternative instruments to affected accounts. Beginning May 7, 2012 Urgent Recall notices are being sent to hospitals and surgeons identified with instructions to acknowledge the recall communication. For questions regarding this recall call 574-372-4807.
Quantity in Commerce 65 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and the countries of Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, Japan, Europe, Germany, India, and Finland.
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 = MBH and Original Applicant = ZIMMER, INC.