Recall of Device Recall Prosthesis Shoulder Hemi Humeral Metallic Uncemented. ExploR, ExploR Radial Head

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer Biomet, 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 Status
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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, elbow, hemi-, radial, polymer - Product Code KWI
  • Reason
    Zimmer biomet is conducting a medical device recall for the explor 6x24mm implantable stem with screw due to a complaint alleging that the modular radial hd lock screw was not included in the package for the stem.
  • Action
    Zimmer Biomet sent US Fiedl action notices 6/16/17 via email and fed Ex. On 9/5/17, firm expanded their recall to include 1 lot and distributed Amended notices via email and FedEx


  • Model / Serial
    Part Lot UDI Number 11-210061 243610 and 202900; (01)00880304210448(17)260817(10)243610
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US, Canada, OUS.
  • Product Description
    ExploR Radial Head Replacement System. PN: 11-210061 LN: 243610. || The stem is placed inside a polyurethane bag. The bagged component will then be placed in an inner PETG tray. The screw will be placed inside a separate polybag, and placed in the PETG tray with foam pieces added to the top and bottom of the tray for protection. The inner tray and the contents within will then have a Tyvek¿ lid heat sealed to the tray. The sealed inner tray will be fit into an outer PETG tray and a Tyvek¿ lid heat sealed to the tray. The entire sealed unit is placed in a SBS carton that will be shrink wrapped for protection.
  • 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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