Recall of Device Recall OSS Reamer Sleeve

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by 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
    Reamer - Product Code HTO
  • Reason
    Biomet has initiated this action following an investigation which identified that the thin shaft reamer may get stuck and not slide into the sleeve.
  • Action
    The firm, Biomet, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTICE" letter dated November 1, 2012 to its customers. The letter describes the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to immediately locate, discontinue use of and remove the product from circulation; and return recalled devices with directions to distribute notices, if product was further distributed; and to complete and return the enclosed FAX Back Response Form within three (3) business days to FAX # 574-372-1683. Distributors were charged with locating and returning products to Biomet ATTN: Return Goods-Building B RECALLS RGA#: _, Biomet, Inc., 56 East Bell Drive, Warsaw, IN 46580. Questions should be directed to the Field Action Coordinator at (574) 372-1570, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m


  • Model / Serial
    Part Numbers 32-472662, 13.0 thru 20.0  Lot 154590, 156980, 519470, 519480, 542290, 628890, 755530
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries of: Japan and Netherlands.
  • Product Description
    OSS Reamer Sleeve REF132-472662 KNEE REAMER SLEEVE 13.0 thru 20.0 STAINLESS STEEL || The OSS Knee Reamer Sleeves are primarily used to guide the bullet tip of cylindrical reamers during the tibial preparation in OSS procedures. They are reusable.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    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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