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Class 2 Device Recall Biomet Modular TTPA Ceramic Head

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  Class 2 Device Recall Biomet Modular TTPA Ceramic Head see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 16, 2009
Date Posted July 14, 2009
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 06, 2010
Recall Number Z-1614-2009
Recall Event ID 52092
510(K)Number K042091  
Product Classification Prosthesis, hip, semi-constrained, metal/ceramic/polymer, cemented or non-porous, uncemented - Product Code LZO
Product Biomet Modular TTPA Ceramic Head, 28 mm head diameter plus 5 mm neck, sterile, Biomet Orthopedics, Inc., Warsaw, IN; Catalog Number: RD115112.

A hip joint metal/ceramic/polymer semiconstrained cemented or nonporous uncemented prosthesis is a device intended to be implanted to replace a hip joint.
Code Information Lots 013270, 042510, 057180,067670, 076650, 131750, 282060, 351770, 438750, 482870, 522930, 550250, 676690, 748960, 768980, 783590, 927280 and 953430.
Recalling Firm/
Biomet, Inc.
56 E Bell Dr
Warsaw IN 46582
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The firm has received reports of fractured heads, requiring revision surgery.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action Biomet Orthopedics issued an "Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice" dated March 16, 2009 to users describing the affected device. Consignees were instructed to locate and discontinue use of the product and quarantine until a sales representative can arrange for removal. Consignees were also asked to complete and return the attached "Fax-Back Response Form" to Biomet at 1-574-372-1683. Further questions can be directed to Biomet Orthopedics at 1-800-348-9500.
Quantity in Commerce 161
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- US including PR and states of AZ, AL, AR, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, KY, KS, MA, MI, LA, NY, SD, GA, MN, PA, NJ, MD, MI, OH, ME, TX, WA, WI and VA and countries of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Netherlands and South Wales.
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 = LZO and Original Applicant = BIOMET, INC.