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Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer Dynesys toploading cutter, spacer

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  Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer Dynesys toploading cutter, spacer see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 28, 2009
Date Posted November 19, 2009
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 05, 2011
Recall Number Z-0370-2010
Recall Event ID 51933
510(K)Number K073347  
Product Classification posterior metal/polymer spinal system, fusion - Product Code NQP
Product Zimmer Dynesys top-loading cutter, spacer, Zimmer Spine, Minneapolis, MN; REF 07.01284.001.
Code Information All lots. Lots 60859166, 60859167, 61085708. 60970745, 61024375, 61024376 and 61123514.
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The spacer cutter may jam during surgery, preventing use of the instrument and causing surgical delay.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Consignees were notified by letter dated 5/20/09 titled "Urgent Medical Device Correction" that instructed customers that they may continue to use the recalled product until adequate replacements become available, but that they should always ensure they have a backup spacer cutter (of a different model which does not have this issue) available in case this model should jam during use. Users were also advised to ensure the spacer cutter is properly lubricated and is sharp. For questions, please contact Zimmer Spine at 1-800-777-7505.
Quantity in Commerce 177
Distribution Nationwide, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = NQP and Original Applicant = ZIMMER SPINE, INC