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Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer Hemovac Wound Drainage Device Infection Control Kits

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  Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer Hemovac Wound Drainage Device Infection Control Kits see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 31, 2008
Date Posted April 09, 2008
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 12, 2009
Recall Number Z-1457-2008
Recall Event ID 46792
Product Classification Wound Drainage Device Infection Control Kits - Product Code GCY
Product Zimmer Hemovac Wound Drainage Device Infection Control Kits, Catalog Number; 47-2550-003-10; 400 ml evacuators and 450 ml collection bags, 3/16 in. (15 FR.) O.D. middle perforated PVC drains with trocars, evaluator tubing and connectors, soft, contains 10, non-sterile, latex free, Zimmer, Dover, Ohio
Code Information Lot Numbers; 32331100, 32531400, 32944300, 33078800, 33208400, 33342100, 60006805, 60045252, 60088425, 60118920, 60174047, 60215672, 60269221, 60321524, 60385874, 60540737, 60564969, 60607918 and 60629972.
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Leakage; The kits may disassemble at the fluid collection port, which would present a risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens to health care providers should it occur during use.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action Consignees were notified via Urgent Infection Control Recall letter dated 1/31/08 to examine their inventory and return the recalled lots. Custom kit packers were instructed in the same letter to recall these products/lots from their own customers.
Quantity in Commerce 34,354 (Recalls Z-1448/1458-2008)
Distribution Worldwide-USA, Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Dubai, Italy, Japan, Mexico and Singapore.
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.