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Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer Reconstruction System Tenaculum Right Tine Straight 9 inch

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  Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer Reconstruction System Tenaculum Right Tine Straight 9 inch see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 16, 2010
Date Posted December 01, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 05, 2011
Recall Number Z-0494-2011
Recall Event ID 55119
Product Classification Instrument, compression - Product Code HWN
Product Zimmer Reconstruction System Tenaculum Right Tine Straight 9 inch, Item # 00-1179-022-00, Zimmer Inc., Warsaw, IN.
Intended to temporarily reduce pelvic fractures for fixation during reconstructive surgery.
Code Information lot #'s: 60544910, 60750863 and 60902482
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The firm determined that the recalled instruments were manufactured using the wrong grade of material. As manufactured, the instruments are more brittle, increasing the potential for fracture.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Zimmer sent an Urgent Device Recall letter dated February 16, 2010, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action the customers should take. Customers were instructed to monitor all potentially affected patients through regular office consultations. Ensure Zimmer Reconstruction System Tenaculum System Instrument Users at their facility were informed of the urgent device recall. Locate all instruments and quarantine them immediately. Count all affected product in their territory and record the data on the Inventory Return Certification Form included with the letter. Fax a copy of the completed Inventory Return Form to: Zimmer, Inc. at (574) 372-4265. Return the recalled product along with the original completed Inventory Return Certification Form to: Zimmer Distribution Center Attn: Product Service 1777 West Center Street Warsaw, IN 46580 For questions customers were instructed to contact their Zimmer Sales Representative. For questions regarding this recall call 1 - (800) 613-6131.
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA including AL, FL, HI, IA, IL, KS KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NJ, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, AND WI and the countries of Australia, Canada, Central or South America, China, Germany, India, Italy, Saudi Arabia, and UK,
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.