translation missing: en.activerecord.attributes.event.titles.recall_field_safety_notice

According to Saudi Food & Drug Authority, this translation missing: en.activerecord.attributes.event.types.recall_field_safety_notice involved a device in Saudi Arabia that was produced by Zimmer inc.

What is this?

Field safety notices are communications sent out by medical device manufacturers or their representatives in relation to actions that they may be taking in relation to their product that is on the market. These are mainly for health workers, but also for users. They can include recalls and alerts.

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  • Type of Event
    Recall / Field Safety Notice
  • Event ID
    mdprc 096 07 12 000
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Saudi data is current through January 2019. All of the data comes from the Saudi Food & Drug Authority, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Report Source: NCAR
    SFDA urges all hospitals that have devices subjected to recall, to contact the company.
  • Reason
    The issue concerns a mix up of two lots of ncb screws with different lengths but the same diameter (4mm). ncb screws with a length of 26mm were placed in the 32 mm packaging and vice versa. these trauma screws are delivered non sterile and are placed in the implant rack and sterilized before use. as a general practice, screw length is checked before placing the screw into the right place of the implant rack (figure 1). this is done using a template which is incorporated into the rack itself. during the surgery, when picking a screw, the nurse checks the length of screw once again using the same template.


  • Model / Serial
    NCB screws 4.0 self taping screws; Model number: 02.03155.032 (32 mm); 02.03155.026 (26 mm) Lot/batch no.: 2649944 (32 mm), 2649941 (26 mm)
  • Product Description
    Non-biodegradable, self taping screws
  • Manufacturer


  • 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.
  • Manufacturers representative
    Ebrahim M. Al-Mana & Bros. Co. Ltd.
  • Source