Recall of Device Recall Cartilage Knee Brace

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer, 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
  • 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
    Stocking, medical support (to prevent pooling of blood in legs) - Product Code DWL
  • Reason
    During a transfer of products from a recently shutdown facility, the firm discovered raw material labeled as latex free actually contained latex.
  • Action
    Zimmer sent an Urgent: Device Removal Letters dated April 8, 2014 to their customers. The letter identified the affected product, probllem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to review this notification, iIdentify and quarantine the affected product to prevent further distribution or use, complete the attached Response Form and return it via email. Return affected product to: Zimmer Surgical Attn: QA/RA Dept.- Recall 200 West Ohio Avenue Dover, Ohio 44622 USA Please include a copy of the Response Form with the shipment. For returns outside the US, please email obtain an IRA (international return authorization) number. The IRA request should include the part number(s) being returned and the quantity. Please write the associated IRA number on the outside of the box. 4. Zimmer will credit your account for returned Drop-Lok" Knee Braces, Cartilage Knee Braces, Hinged Knee Supports, or Neoprene Tennis Elbow Supports. Please return a copy of the completed response form along with your returned product to ensure proper credit. Important: Please distribute this notification to all personnel within your organization who need to be aware. If you have further transferred affected product(s), please provide the customer's information on the Business Response Form to Zimmer. For questions call 330-354-0989


  • Model / Serial
    Model #: 00-1747-001-00 through 00-1747-005-00
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of: AK, AZ, CA, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, MD, MI, MO NC, NE, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SD, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI & WV and countries of: AUSTRALIA, CANADA, GERMANY, IRAQ, ITALY, SAUDI ARABIA, TUNISIA & UNITES ARAB EMIRATES.
  • Product Description
    Cartilage Knee Brace***LATEX FREE" || Product Usage: Used in the treatment and support of many types of knee injuries or following surgical and nonsurgical correction.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer, Inc., 1800 W Center St, Warsaw IN 46580-2304
  • 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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