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Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer NexGen PRI Femoral Impactor Head

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  Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer NexGen PRI Femoral Impactor Head see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 30, 2015
Date Posted May 29, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 15, 2016
Recall Number Z-1696-2015
Recall Event ID 71250
Product Classification Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
Product PRI Femoral Impactor Block for knee prosthesis surgery.
Orthopedic Manual Surgical Instrument
Code Information Item No. 00-5901-032-00  Lots: 56572845 56574197 56574534 56574775 56575838 56573249 56574198 56574535 56575827 56575839 56573282 56574325 56574536 56575828 56575840 56573283 56574326 56574604 56575829 56576089 56573284 56574327 56574605 56575830 56576090 56573285 56574328 56574606 56575831 56576091 56574130 56574329 56574607 56575832 56576421 56574135 56574530 56574608 56575833 56576429 56574136 56574531 56574617 56575836 56576431 56574137 56574532 56574714 56575837 56576544 56574196 56574533 56574774
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
1800 W Center St
Warsaw IN 46580-2304
For Additional Information Contact Consumer Relations Call Center
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Potential for uncured adhesive between the metal threaded insert and the impactor block to leak out of the assembled part following the autoclave sterilization process. The Master Bond epoxy serves as a secondary locking mechanism to fix the metal insert to the impactor head. Foreign material has been observed on the impactor block. This has the potential for a biological response.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action On 4/30/2015, URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL LOT SPECIFIC notifications dated April 30, 2015 were sent to the affected distributors, hospital Risk Managers, and surgeons via courier; all distributors were also notified via electronic mail. The recall notification included a description of the reason for the recall, affected product, consignee responsibilities, and instructions for responding to the formal recall notification. If after reviewing this notification you have further questions or concerns please call the customer call center at 1-800-348-2759 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm EST.
Quantity in Commerce 1,689
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-US (nationwide) including PR and the states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and the countries of Canada, Korea, Singapore, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, India, Austria, Belgium, Canary Islands, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Norway, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South America, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates.
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.