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Class 2 Device Recall Gentle Thread PLGA Full Thread Interference Screw

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  Class 2 Device Recall Gentle Thread PLGA Full Thread Interference Screw see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 20, 2018
Create Date September 14, 2018
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-3177-2018
Recall Event ID 80843
510(K)Number K982497  
Product Classification Screw, fixation, bone - Product Code HWC
Product Gentle Thread PLGA Full Thread Interference Screw, 10x30mm, Item Number 905629
Code Information Lot Number 625450, UDI (1)00880304421066(17)221019(10)625450
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Zimmer Biomet, Inc.
56 E Bell Dr
Warsaw IN 46582-6989
For Additional Information Contact
574-371-3071
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The Gentle Thread PLGA Round Head, 7x20mm and the Gentle Thread PLGA Full Thread 10x30 have been commingled.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action On 7/20/18, Urgent Medical Device Recall notification letters were sent to customers. The letters instructed customers to do the following: Risk Managers: 1. Review this notification and ensure that affected personnel are aware of the contents. 2. If you have affected product at your facility, assist your Zimmer Biomet sales representative and quarantine all affected product. Your Zimmer Biomet sales representative will remove the affected product from your facility. 3. Complete Attachment 1  Certificate of Acknowledgement and send to CorporateQuality.PostMarket@zimmerbiomet.com. This form must be returned even if you do not have affected products at your facility. 4. Retain a copy of the acknowledgement form with your recall records in the event of a compliance audit of your facilitys documentation. 5. If you have further questions or concerns after reviewing this notice, please call customer service at 574-371-3071 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm EST, Monday through Friday. Calls received outside of call center operating hours will receive a voicemail prompt or be transferred to an on-call representative in the event of an emergency. Alternatively, your questions may be emailed to CorporateQuality.PostMarket@zimmerbiomet.com. Surgeons: 1. Review this notification for awareness of the contents. 2. There are no specific patient monitoring instructions related to this recall that are recommended beyond your existing follow-up schedule. 3. Complete Attachment 1  Certificate of Acknowledgement and send to CorporateQuality.PostMarket@zimmerbiomet.com. 4. Retain a copy of the acknowledgement form with your recall records in the event of a compliance audit of your facilitys documentation. 5. If you have further questions or concerns after reviewing this notice, please call customer service at 574-371-3071 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm EST, Monday through Friday. Calls received outside of call center operating hours will receive a voicemail prompt or be tra
Quantity in Commerce 52
Distribution The products were distributed to the following US states: IN, TN. The products were distributed to the following foreign countries: Australia, Chile, 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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = HWC and Original Applicant = BIOMET, INC.
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