Recall of Device Recall Cannulated Screw System

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
    Screw, fixation, bone - Product Code HWC
  • Reason
    One lot of 3.5mm x 24mm cortical locking screws is labeled as 6.5mm x 125mm x 16mm cannulated screws.
  • Action
    Zimmer Biomet sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated December 2017 to their customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to: 1. Review this notification n and ensure that affected team members are aware of the contents. 2. Immediately locate and quarantine affected product in your inventory. 3. Immediately return all affected product from your distributorship and from affected hospitals within your territory. a. Complete Attachment 1  Inventory Return Certification Form and send to within three (3) days. b. Request an International Return Authorization Number by emailing c. For each return, send a copy of Attachment 1 to d. Include a hardcopy of Attachment 1 in each carton of your return shipment for immediate processing. e. Mark "RECALL" on the outside of the returned cartons. 4. Return a copy of the your Inventory Return Certification and product return form. 5. For questions call customer service at 574-374-3071.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot: 120910
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
  • Product Description
    6.5mm x 125mm x 16mm Cannulated Screw, Item Number: 110009948 (UDI: (01)00887868111327 (17)270421 (10)120910) || Product Usage: || The 6.5/8.0mm Cannulated Screw System is part of a series of cannulated screws ranging from 4.0 to 8.0mm. Used in Slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Pediatric femoral neck fractures, Tibial plateau fractures, SI joint disruptions, Intercondylar femur fractures, Subtalar arthrodesis, and Fixation of pelvis and iliosacral joint.
  • 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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