Recall of Zimmer NexGen PRI Femoral Impactor Head

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
    Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
  • Reason
    Potential for uncured adhesive between the metal threaded insert and the impactor block to leak out of the assembled part following the autoclave sterilization process. the master bond epoxy serves as a secondary locking mechanism to fix the metal insert to the impactor head. foreign material has been observed on the impactor block. this has the potential for a biological response.
  • Action
    On 4/30/2015, URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL LOT SPECIFIC notifications dated April 30, 2015 were sent to the affected distributors, hospital Risk Managers, and surgeons via courier; all distributors were also notified via electronic mail. The recall notification included a description of the reason for the recall, affected product, consignee responsibilities, and instructions for responding to the formal recall notification. If after reviewing this notification you have further questions or concerns please call the customer call center at 1-800-348-2759 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm EST.


  • Model / Serial
    Item No. 00-5901-032-00  Lots: 56572845 56574197 56574534 56574775 56575838 56573249 56574198 56574535 56575827 56575839 56573282 56574325 56574536 56575828 56575840 56573283 56574326 56574604 56575829 56576089 56573284 56574327 56574605 56575830 56576090 56573285 56574328 56574606 56575831 56576091 56574130 56574329 56574607 56575832 56576421 56574135 56574530 56574608 56575833 56576429 56574136 56574531 56574617 56575836 56576431 56574137 56574532 56574714 56575837 56576544 56574196 56574533 56574774
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-US (nationwide) including PR and the states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and the countries of Canada, Korea, Singapore, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, India, Austria, Belgium, Canary Islands, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Norway, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South America, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates.
  • Product Description
    PRI Femoral Impactor Block for knee prosthesis surgery. || Orthopedic Manual Surgical Instrument
  • 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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