Recall of Cobalt Bone Cement

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 Date Posted
  • 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
    Bone cement - Product Code LOD
  • Reason
    Six complaints were filed regarding loss of the zimmer biomet applied seal of a sterile tyvek packaging. a breach in the packaging could lead to loss of sterility of the device.
  • Action
    On 4/13/2017 URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL  LOT SPECIFIC notifications were sent to the affected consignees via e-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.


  • Model / Serial
    Model numbers: 402282 and 402282J - Cobalt HV Bone Cement 402438 - Cobalt MV Bone Cement 402283J - Cobalt HV Bone Cement With Gentamicin  402438 Lot: 507830  402282J Lot: 668140  402282 Lot: 508220  402283J Lot: 189780
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    TX. Japan Mexico
  • Product Description
    Cobalt HV Bone Cement || Cobalt MV Bone Cement || Cobalt HV Bone Cement With Gentamicin
  • 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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