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Class 2 Device Recall Trabecular Metal

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  Class 2 Device Recall Trabecular Metal see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 28, 2013
Date Posted August 12, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 02, 2015
Recall Number Z-1953-2013
Recall Event ID 65502
Product Classification Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
Product REF 00-4309-071-36 Trabecular Metal Reverse Shoulder System Instrumentation, Glenosphere Helmet, 36 mm Diameter Nonsterile, Qty -1

Instrumentation used in shoulder replacement surgery. The glenosphere helmet is used to insert the glenosphere onto the base plate prior to impaction with the glenospere impactor.
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Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
1800 W Center St
Warsaw IN 46580-2304
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is potential for one or both tabsof theTrabecular Metal Reverse Glenosphere Helmet to fracture during use and become disassociated from the device. There have been 47 reported complaints of tab fracture.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Zimmer Inc sent Urgent Medical Device Recall notifications on June 28, 2013, to all affected customers. The initial letter identified the issue, possible adverse consequences and informed customers that a replacement would be available in the coming months. In addition, the letter included references to both the TM Reverse Surgical Technique and to the video available on Zimmer TV and Zimmer.com. Both resources explain in detail the proper technique for utilization of the Glenosphere Helmet. Proper utilization of the Glenosphere Helmet dramatically reduces the likelihood of fracture. Distributors will receive a copy of the surgeon letter for their reference along with the list of affected surgeons. The affected surgeons will be identified using invoice data and in cases where the surgeon is unknown, the distributor will be instructed to assist with the surgeon list. In addition, information regarding the return process for the damaged devices will be included. Questions and concerns are directed to Zimmer's customer call center (1-877-946-2761). Phase 2: As replacement devices with the new design became available for distribution, a 2nd letter was sent to the distributors. Estimated replacement device availability will begin in July 2013. The distributors will be instructed to order replacement devices as a means of completing the affected instrument cases in circulation within their territories. Instructions for the return of devices were included. For questions regarding this recall call 800-613-6131.
Quantity in Commerce 3,163
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and internationally to Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Utd.Arab.Emir.
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.