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Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer Natural Nail System Cephalomedullary Lag Screw Inserter Long

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  Class 2 Device Recall Zimmer Natural Nail System Cephalomedullary Lag Screw Inserter Long see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 29, 2010
Date Posted December 28, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 16, 2011
Recall Number Z-0824-2011
Recall Event ID 57341
510(K)Number K091566  
Product Classification Intramedullary Fixation Rod and Accessories - Product Code HSB
Product Zimmer Natural Nail System Cephalomedullary Lag Screw Inserter Long, Catalog 00-2490-003-50, Zimmer, Warsaw, IN.

A reusable surgical instrument used for the insertion of a Lag Screw used in the Zimmer Natural Nail system.
Code Information Lot Numbers: 00111903 and 07890923.
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw IN 46580-2746
For Additional Information Contact
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The firm has determined that two lots of this instrument were inappropriately manufactured by the supplier. The manufacturing process created a step in the lumen which impedes the Lag Screw Retaining Shaft from passing through the lumen without the use of excessive force.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action The firm sent Correction and Removal Notification Immediate Response Required letters via email to consignees. The letter identified the affected product and the reason for the recall. The letters also discussed the clinical implications and required actions. Customers are to complete the inventory certification form and user facility documentation form. Each of the affected accounts will be provided with a new instrument, manufactured with the correct lumen diameter and will secure and return the affected instruments per the attached notification, along with the completed inventory certification form. If any further information is needed, customers are to contact Aimee Wood at 574-372-4463.
Quantity in Commerce 34
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- USA, including states of MI, NJ, MS, OR, KS, TN, A, UT, and CA and countries of Belgium and Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, UK, and Switzerland.
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 = HSB and Original Applicant = ZIMMER GMBH