Recall of Device Recall AGC Porous Patellar SM

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
    Prosthesis, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
  • Reason
    The affected agc 2000 lp patella products were over-molded leaving the outside diameter nonconforming to the print dimension.
  • Action
    Consignees were notified via mail on approximately 08/25/2017. Instructions to distributors, sales representatives, and distributor operations managers include to ensure affected team members are aware of the recall, locate and quarantine affected product in inventory, complete and return the Certification of Acknowledgement, return all affected product, and provide any additional hospitals and/or surgeons that received direct shipments. Instructions to risk managers and surgeons include to ensure affected personnel are informed of the recall, quarantine all affected product, return any affected product in inventory, and complete and return the Certificate of Acknowledgment. Questions or concerns can be sent to the Zimmer Biomet customer call center at 1-574-371-3071 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday. Or they can be sent via email to


  • Model / Serial
    Model No. 150802: Lot No. 305330 (UDI (01)00880304240230(17)220506(10)305330), 305340 ((01)00880304240230(17)220506(10)305330), 305350 ((01)00880304240230(17)220517(10)305350), 356750 ((01)00880304240230(17)220523(10)356750).
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution to IN, MO, NY, TX.
  • Product Description
    AGC 2000 LP Patella, labeled as AGC Porous Patellar SM, Model Number 150802. || Product Usage: || For use in Total Knee Arthroplasty.
  • 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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