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Class 2 Device Recall Oxford Fixed Lateral

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  Class 2 Device Recall Oxford Fixed Lateral see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 03, 2015
Date Posted July 14, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 15, 2016
Recall Number Z-2065-2015
Recall Event ID 71529
Product Classification Template - Product Code HWT
Product Oxford Femoral Drill Guide Lateral IM Adapter

Product Usage:
Drill guide. The Oxford Fixed Bearing Knee is a Partial knee replacement system consisting of a femoral component and a fixed bearing tibial component for use in the lateral compartment of the knee. Partial replacement of the articulating surfaces of the knee when only one side of the knee joint is affected due to the compartmental primary degenerative or post-traumatic degenerative disease, previous tibial condyle or plateau fractures, deformity or revision of previous partial arthroplasty in the affected compartment. The Oxford Fixed Lateral bearings are indicated for use in the lateral compartment and intended to be implemented with bone cement.
Code Information Part Number: 32-423400 Lot Numbers: 238220, 664720,489620, 490930,021410, 507150
Recalling Firm/
Biomet, Inc.
56 E Bell Dr
Warsaw IN 46582-6989
For Additional Information Contact Audrey Daenzer
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Oxford Femoral Drill Guide Lateral IM Adapter may have an undersized diameter that can cause an interference with PN: 32-422822, Oxford Microplasty IM Link.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Component design/selection
Action On 6/3/2015 an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTICE" letter was sent to the affected distributors with instructions for locating and returning the affected product. The recall letter included a description of the reason for the recall, affected product, consignee responsibilities, and instructions for responding to the formal recall notification. Questions related to this notice should be directed to (574) 372-1570, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Quantity in Commerce 18
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of NC, IN, PA, OH and the country of the Netherlands.
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.