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Class 2 Device Recall Ossur Total Knee

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  Class 2 Device Recall Ossur Total Knee see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 29, 2006
Date Posted July 04, 2006
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 08, 2008
Recall Number Z-1200-06
Recall Event ID 35132
Product Classification Joint, Knee, External Limb Component - Product Code ISY
Product Ossur Total Knee 2100, Model Number TK 2100, external prosthetic knee.
Code Information Serial numbers: 6918 ¿ 7569
Recalling Firm/
Ossur North America Inc
27412 Aliso Viejo Pkwy
Aliso Viejo CA 92656-3371
For Additional Information Contact Dick Smith
517-629-8890 Ext. 104
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The company's initiation of the recall is based on a finding that some units of the Total Knee device may contain faulty pins based in the axis of the knee. Small cracks propagate through the pin cross section until the pin breaks, severely compromising the knee function.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action On 3/29/06 a press release was posted on OandP.com, an industry specific web site. An announcement listing involved serial numbers and contact phone numbers was also posted on the company''s web site, ossur.com. A two stage mailing has been constructed. The first letter sent to all customers March 30, 2006, describes the problem and models affected. The second letter, March 31, 2006, is customer specific and lists all of the involved serial numbers by model which were purchased by that customer. Telephone calls will be placed to customers who do not respond to the mailings.
Quantity in Commerce 413
Distribution Distribution worldwide in Austria, Canada, Columbia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Taiwan, & New Zealand. Involved states are: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, AND WY.
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.