Recall of Natural Knee II Revision Femoral Stem, 125mm

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer, Inc..

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Prosthesis, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
  • Reason
    Failed to meet established requirements for sterile barrier integrity due to a breach of the inner cavity. if the outer tray is compromised in addition to the inner tray a periprosthetic infection may occur. the risk associated with a periprosthetic infection is a revision or potential multi-stage revision to treat the infection.
  • Action
    On 10/2/2014, URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL notifications were sent to the affected distributors and hospital Risk Managers. All distributors were notified via electronic mail, and all hospital Risk Managers and distributors with affected inventory were also notified via courier. The recall notification included a description of the reason for the recall, affected product, and consignee responsibilities. If after reviewing this notification you have further questions or concerns please call the customer call center at 1-800-348-2759. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. ET.


  • Model / Serial
    item 6215-12-185 Lots: 7884165 7884736 7884737 7884738 7890330 11011448 11012660 60394169 60415420 60515793 60564530 60601129 60614014 60797044 60803056 60841848 60922655 60922656 60927853 60989112 61017152 61104192 61135872 61200531 61284571 61366919 61464308 61505310 61533025 61566733 61742151 61780361 61784264 61834192 61834778 61840307 61930376 61947884 61947885 62097910 62146925 62195165 62249431 62281270 62305675 62317987 62358643 62448678 62536901 62536902 62536903 62546527 62560372 62587577 62610989 62624715 62624716 62624717 62624718 62709664 62709665 62709667 62709670
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution, including DC and the states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and WY.
  • Product Description
    Natural Knee II Revision Femoral Stem, 125mm, item 6215-12-185. packaged in configuration 803/791. Knee Prosthesis component.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer, Inc., 1800 W Center St, Warsaw IN 46580-2304
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “The safety of patients has always been, and continues to be, Zimmer Biomet’s top priority and it is our honor to be a leader in this industry for the past 90 years,” Zimmer Biomet told ICIJ in a statement. “We adhere to strict regulatory standards, and work closely with the FDA and all applicable regulatory agencies in each of our regions as part of our commitment to operating a first-rate quality management system across our global manufacturing network. The company added that it is focused on staying at the forefront of innovation and doing right by the millions of patients who rely on the company’s products.
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