Recall of Device Recall Cypher MIS Screw Inserter

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Ebi, Llc.

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
    Screwdriver - Product Code HXX
  • Reason
    The cypher mis screw inserter may exhibit an increased rate of instrument tip failure.
  • Action
    Biomet sent an "Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice"/Fax Back Response Form dated May 15, 2014, via Fed Ex to all affected customers. The notice identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to inspect their inventory for the affected product and if located to remove the product from circulation; follow instructions on the attached Fax Back Response Form prior to return of the product; and return the product using the Fed Ex label included with the notification. Customers were instructed, if if they further distributed the product, they must notify their customers of the recall via the enclosed "Dear O.R. Manger" notice. If the customers had any questions they were asked to please contact Biomet, Monday through Friday (8 am to 5 pm) at 973.299.9300 xt. 2322.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog Number 14-501669; Lot Number 006731
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and the country The Netherlands.
  • Product Description
    Biomet Spine, Cypher MIS Screw Inserter, Catalog number 14-501669, instrument for Spinal Screw Fixation System.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Ebi, Llc, 399 Jefferson Rd, Parsippany NJ 07054-3707
  • 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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