Recall of Device Recall Bone Screw

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
  • 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
    Screw, fixation, bone - Product Code HWC
  • Reason
    The identification of the devices was non-conforming with off-centered slots and the no-go gage starting in the pilot hole.
  • Action
    Zimmer Biomet initiated a voluntary recall of 1.5mm System due to identification of non-conformance with off-centered slots and the no-go gage starting in the pilot hole. One distributor with affected product outside of Zimmer Biomet control was notified via email and asked to return the affected product. This communication was sent on via e-mail on January 10, 2017. All product has been returned.There were 89 units in Zimmer Biomet control at the time the removal was initiated, however all 100 are now in Zimmer Biomet control. Customer Service Zimmer Biomet, Inc. P.O. Box 708 Warsaw, IN 46581-0708 Phone: 800-348-2759


  • Model / Serial
    95-6104- Item No.  530430- Lot 1.5x4mm HT SD X-DR Screw
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Domestic: None VA/DOD: None Foreign: Japan
  • Product Description
    1.5mm System, Cranio-maxillofacial Bone Screws 1.5 x 4mm HT SD X-DR Screw, Bone Screw
  • 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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