Recall of Device Recall Orthopedic Salvage System (OSS) 9cm

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

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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
    Prosthesis, knee, femorotibial, constrained, cemented, metal/polymer - Product Code KRO
  • Reason
    Labeling for specific lots of the standard oss modular proximal tibia incorrectly identifies the components as avl modular proximal tibia. the mislabeling could have the potential risks: a delay in surgery less than 30 minutes. patient undergoes a revision with increased risk of infection.
  • Action
    On 12/16/2016 and 12/21/2016, Zimmer Biomet contacted distributors via telephone to notify them of the issue and requested that the product be placed in a quarantine location to prevent use. On 12/22/2016 URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL REMOVAL- LOT SPECIFIC notifications were sent to the affected distributors and Risk Managers / Surgeons via courier. The recall notification included a description of the reason for the recall, affected product, consignee responsibilities, and instructions for responding to the formal recall notification. Distributor responsibilities include: 1. Review this notification and ensure affected team members are aware of the contents. 2. Immediately locate and quarantine affected product in your inventory. 3. Complete the Certification of Acknowledgement portion of Attachment 1  Inventory Return Certification Form a. Return a digital copy to within three (3) days. 4. Immediately return all affected product from your distributorship and affected hospitals and surgeons within your territory along with a completed Attachment 1  Inventory Return Certification Form to Zimmer Biomet. a. Request a Return Authorization Number via email to Be sure to specify RECALL as the RGA type. b. For each return, send a copy of Attachment 1 to c. Include a hardcopy of Attachment 1 with your shipment for immediate processing. 5. Note that any hospitals and/or surgeons that received direct shipments of this product from Zimmer Biomet will be sent a copy of the Risk Manager and Surgeon Recall Notice directly. It is important that you review the list of hospitals and/or surgeons included with the email notification sent to your facility to identify additional accounts Zimmer Biomet has not notified. Using the Additional Accounts Form provided with the email notice sent to your facility, return contact information for a


  • Model / Serial
    Part # Lot # UDI  CP113462 646200 (01) 0 0880304 51008 1 (17) 250928 (10) 646200 CP113462 690040 (01) 0 0880304 51008 1 (17) 260714 (10) 690040 CP113462 003620 (01) 0 0880304 51008 1 (17) 260324 (10) 003620 CP113462 498380 (01) 0 0880304 51008 1 (17) 250929 (10) 498380 CP113462 690050 (01) 0 0880304 51008 1 (17) 260622 (10) 690050 CP113462 539760 (01) 0 0880304 51008 1 (17) 251007 (10) 539760 CP113462 409190 (01) 0 0880304 51008 1 (17) 260417 (10) 409190 CP113462 799300 (01) 0 0880304 51008 1 (17) 260802 (10) 799300 CP113462 460990 (01) 0 0880304 51008 1 (17) 260416 (10) 460990
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
  • Product Description
    Orthopedic Salvage System (OSS) 9cm || prosthesis, knee, femorotibial, constrained, cemented, metal/polymer || Knee System Tibial Bodies
  • 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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