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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 August 01, 2013
Date Posted August 26, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 02, 2015
Recall Number Z-2055-2013
Recall Event ID 65677
510(K)Number K052906  
Product Classification Prosthesis, shoulder, non-constrained, metal/polymer cemented - Product Code KWT
Product 00 4309-049-00 Trabecular Metal Reverse Shoulder Glenosphere Distractor Rx, Non sterile (sterilize before use)

The Glenosphere Distractor must be able to attach, connect, or mate with the Glenosphere and remove it without dislodging or loosening the base plate from the glenoid, or damaging the glenoid. Pulling the trigger releases a weight inside the Distractor. This force is transmitted to the bottom of the glenosphere dislodging it from the base plate.

Code Information Item # 00-4309-049-00 and Lot Numbers: 60452884, 60461858, 60531990, 60549559, 60605842, 60612781, 60684768, 60754281, 60815778, 60909547, 60959086, 60978338, 61029048, 61135953, 61213252, 61274877, 61334929, 61431672, 61566464, 61594740, 61690097, 61756058, 61857748, 61858851, 61889174, 61906350, 61910781, 61918666 62039450, 62096379, 62101249, 62141887, 62160965, 62215378, 62254111, 62269856, 62304206, and 62311096.  
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Zimmer is initiating a lot specific recall of the Trabecular Metal" Reverse Glenosphere Distractor due to the potential of the device not functioning properly should it be utilized without proper lubrication. As a result, there is a potential for the device to fail to provide impact to the Glenosphere when the trigger is pulled. In addition, there is a potential for the foot of the device to fract
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Zimmer sent a Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification letter August 1, 2013, and via E-mail and courier to all affected customers. The initial recall notice identified the reason for the recall, possible adverse risks and injuries and informed customers that a replacement will be available in the coming months. In addition, this letter will remind that the instrument is to be lubricated before each use and to inspect the foot. Customers are instructed to inspect any recalled product before and after use for cracks at the foot and ensure the foot is intact. Also ensure all moving parts are lubricated prior to each use according to the Recommendations for Care, Cleaning, Maintenance, and Sterilization Manual 97-5000-170-00. If you find a device which does not function properly or has a damaged foot, provide it to your Zimmer sales representative for return to Zimmer on a Product Experience Report (PER). Questions and concerns should be addressed to the Zimmer customer call center at 1-877-946-2761 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST. Phase 2: As devices become available for distribution, a 2nd letter will be sent to the distributors and risk managers. 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 will be included.
Quantity in Commerce 771
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including the countries of Singapore, Brazil, Taiwan, Australia, Canada, Germany(with further distribution to UAE, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and South Africa,
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 = KWT and Original Applicant = ZIMMER, INC.