• Decrease font size
  • Return font size to normal
  • Increase font size
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Class 1 Device Recall Ardis Interbody System Inserter

  • Print
  • Share
  • E-mail
Super Search Devices@FDA
510(k) | DeNovo | Registration & Listing | Adverse Events | Recalls | PMA | HDE | Classification | Standards
CFR Title 21 | Radiation-Emitting Products | X-Ray Assembler | Medsun Reports | CLIA | TPLC

New Search Back to Search Results
  Class 1 Device Recall Ardis Interbody System Inserter see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 12, 2012
Date Posted December 22, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on February 25, 2014
Recall Number Z-0594-2013
Recall Event ID 63683
510(K)Number K073202  
Product Classification Intervertebral fusion device with bone graft, lumbar - Product Code MAX
Product Zimmer Spine Ardis Inserter, Rx, non-sterile
Code Information Ardis Inserter, Part number: 3256-01, Lot: 52ZW, 50CL, 53BB, 55AB, 58GS, 58GT, 60JY, 60JZ, 62KP, 63HJ, 64EY, 68AX, 71JE, 75LE   Part, 07.00780.701, lot 76CN; part 07.00780.702, lot 76CP;part 07.00900.701, lot 76TR; 07.00900.702, 76TS; 650-0297-01, 70YT; 07.00780.701, 73EC; 07.00780.702, 73EC; 07.00900.701, 76TQ; 650-0239-01, 66PR; 650-0293-01, 70SG ; 650-0293-01, 70SG-R; 650-0179-01, 60CK; 650-0176-01, 60CL; 650-0365-01, 72LP; 07.00780.701, 76CQ; 07.00780.702, 76CR; 07.00780.701, 74EN; 07.00780.702, 74EP; 650-0351-01, 72JH; 650-0351-02, 72JJ; 650-0263-01, 68HL; 650-0208-01, 62FH; 07.00900.701, 76TN; 07.00780.701, 76QG; 07.00780.701, 76LC; 07.00780.702, 76LD;
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
For Additional Information Contact David J. Kunz
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Zimmer Spine has received reports of the PEEK Ardis Interbody Spacer breaking into fragments when too much lateral force is applied to the Ardis Inserter. If the PEEK Ardis Interbody Spacer breaks during implantation, surgical delays of up to 60 minutes could occur. Sharp edges of the broken implant may contact and damage adjacent structures, requiring surgical intervention. Observed health risks
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Zimmer Spine, sent a "MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION" memo dated November 12, 2012 to all consignees / customers describing product, problem and actions to be taken including revised surgical technique. Beginning the week of December 17, 2012, Zimmer began the immediate retrieval of the affected units as a Class I recall. December 20, 2012 nation wide press outlining the recall was issued. Customers may report adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use of these products to Zimmer Spine by calling 866-774-6368 between the hours of 8AM and 5PM CST or by email at qualitycompliance@zimmer.com.
Quantity in Commerce 315 (172 in USA)
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) including states of: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, WI, and WV; and countries of: Australia, El Salvador, France and Singapore.
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 = MAX and Original Applicant = ABBOTT SPINE, INC.