Recall of Device Recall Osteobond Copolymer Bone Cement

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
    Bone cement - Product Code LOD
  • Reason
    Samples of product from supplier lot 14d0809 and 14d0808 showed little adhesive transfer between the tyvek lid and cavity when opened for internal bone cement cure and pairing tests. visually these samples do not meet the requirements of zwi 43.109 and corresponding visual aid 55-0000-310-01.
  • Action
    "Urgent Medical Device Recall - Lot Specific" notifications will be sent to the affected distributors, surgeons, and hospital risk managers with instructions for returning the affected product. The letters identified the affected product, reason for recall, risks, and responsibilities. Customers are to complete and return the Inventory Return Certification Form along with the affected product. Questions should be directed to the customer call at 1-800-348-2759.


  • Model / Serial
    PMA #N17755, decision date 5/17/1976, reclassified 10/14/1999. Class II device; D033511, Item No. 00-1101-012-00; lot 62849791, 14D0809, Manufactured between 9/11/2014-10/6/2014; EXP date: 4/30/2017
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distributed to MI, KS, and CA.
  • Product Description
    Osteobond Bone Cement || Bone cement monomer is kitted with bone cement powder to create a cement mantle for orthopedic implants.
  • 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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