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Class 2 Device Recall BellaTek Zirconia Dental Abutment

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  Class 2 Device Recall BellaTek Zirconia Dental Abutment see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 26, 2013
Date Posted March 17, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 26, 2014
Recall Number Z-1215-2014
Recall Event ID 66787
510(K)Number K052648  K032263  
Product Classification Abutment, implant, dental, endosseous - Product Code NHA
Product Dental Abutment labeled in part: "4555 Riverside Drive Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 USA 1-800-342-5454***EDAZ , EDAZx and ILDExxx***BellaTek Zirconia Abutment Position Number: XX Abutment; Pilier; Abutment; Abutment; Pilastro; Pilar***Rx only***Non-sterile, Sterilize prior to use.***Biomet 3i Dental Iberica S.L.***

Biomet 3i Dental Abutments are intended for use as accessories to endosseous dental implants to support prostheses in edentulous or partially edentulous patients. These are intended for use to support single and multiple tooth prostheses.
Code Information All lots of products made since April 1, 2011. Catalog model EDAZ, EDAZx and ILDExxx
Recalling Firm/
Biomet 3i, LLC
4555 Riverside Dr
Palm Beach Gardens FL 33410-4200
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Reports relating to Biomet 3i's BellaTek Zirconia Dental Abutment fractures were received.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action The firm, BIOMET 3i, sent an "URGENT: Medical Device Removal - BellaTek Zirconia Abutments" letter dated August 2013 via email, facsimile or postal mail to its customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. All customers were instructed to check their inventory for the affected product; return the abutments to BIOMET 3i for replacement and full credit; complete and return the attached Recall Return Response Form, and to advise their customers and forward a copy of the Medical Device Removal Notice and the contained recommendations. BIOMET 3i has decided to initiate a design change to mitigate the fracture risk, and consequently, will cease distribution of BellaTek Zirconia Abutments unit l the corrective actions are completed. If you have any further questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-342-5454 for assistance.
Quantity in Commerce 10,454
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) including states of: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, Hawaii and Puerto Rico; and countries of: Spain, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Japan, Uruguay, Mexico, Estonia, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Ireland Netherlands, France, Sweden, Portugal, Australia, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Czech Republic, France, Holland, and Luxembourg.
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 = NHA and Original Applicant = IMPLANT INNOVATIONS, INC.