Recall of Affixus Intramedullary Hip Fracture Nail

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer Biomet, 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 Status
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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
    Rod, fixation, intramedullary and accessories - Product Code HSB
  • Reason
    During the rework process for the april 17, 2017, field action, it was detected that the set screw and sleeve assembly which are designed to have an interference fit, were no longer in the installed location. this could prevent the product assembly with the mating screw and targeting jig.
  • Action
    Customers were notified via FedEx and/or email on approximately 08/07/2017. Instructions include ensure appropriate personnel are notified of the recall, locate and quarantine affected product in inventory, complete and return the Certification of Acknowledgement, return all affected product, and provide the names of hospitals or customers that would have received this product if further distributed.


  • Model / Serial
    Item No. 814611260; Lot No. (Exp. Date) UDI: 507350 (05/21/2027 UDI (01)00887868039768 (17)270521 (10)507350; 701700 (06/05/2027) UDI (01)00887868039768 (17)270605 (10)701700; 701720 (06/05/2027) UDI (01)00887868039768 (17)270605 (10)701720; 701780 (06/05/2027) UDI (01)00887868039768 (17)270605 (10)701780
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US nationwide distribution. Also Portugal and the Netherlands.
  • Product Description
    Affixus Hip Fracture Nail, LH 130 DEG 11MM X 260MM
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer Biomet, Inc., 56 E Bell Dr, Warsaw IN 46582-6989
  • 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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