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Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer Patellofemoral Joint (PFJ) Prosthesis

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  Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer Patellofemoral Joint (PFJ) Prosthesis see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 30, 2014
Date Posted August 26, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on January 20, 2015
Recall Number Z-2545-2014
Recall Event ID 68934
510(K)Number K070695  
Product Classification Prosthesis, knee, patello/femoral, semi-constrained, cemented, metal/polymer - Product Code KRR
Product Zimmer Gender Solution Patello-Femoral Joint (PFJ) System Patello-Femoral Trochlea Component, Precoat, Size 4, Left. Knee prosthesis.
Code Information 00-5926-014-01; Lot 62455332
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
1800 W Center St
Warsaw IN 46580-2304
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Internal review found that five (5) PFJ implant forgings were identified as have forged laps during receiving inspection process for raw material. These five forgings were not segregated and were subsequently issued to final manufacturing under Part 00-5926-014-01; lot 62455332. A forged lap is a defect that forms when metal folds over itself during forging.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Zimmer sent an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL letter dated July 2014 to affected distributors and hospital accounts. The letter identified the affected product, problem and the actions to be taken. The letter instructed customers to 1. Review the notification and ensure affected personnel are aware of the contents, 2. Locate and quarantine any affected product listed above and notify your Zimmer sales representative, and 3. Your Zimmer sales representative will remove the recalled product from your facility. If after reviewing this notification you have further questions or concerns please call the customer call center at 1-877-946-2761 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm EST.
Quantity in Commerce 15 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) in the states of HI, CA, GA, MI, and IL and the countries of TAIWAN, BELGIUM, AUSTRALIA, FRANCE, JAPAN, and UK.
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 = KRR and Original Applicant = ZIMMER, INC.