Recall of Device Recall TaperedScrew Vent Implant

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
    Implant, endosseous, root-form - Product Code DZE
  • Reason
    Zimmer dental is recalling the tapered screw-vent implant because the inner vial state "03.7 x 8mm" instead of "04.7 x 8 mm.".
  • Action
    A recall letter dated 7/22/14 was sent to all customers who purchased the Tapered Screw-Vent Implant to inform them of the recall by Zimmer Dental. The letter informs the customers of the problems identified, risks involved, and the actions to be taken. Customers with questions are instructed to contact Zimmer Dental Customer Service at (800) 854-7019, 7-5pm, Mon-Fri. Customers are instructed to complete the customer response form and e-mail a copy to or fax to (574) 372-4265.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot No. 62552804
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Holland, Italy, and Japan.
  • Product Description
    Tapered-Screw Vent Implant, HA, 4.7mmD x 8mmL x 4.5mm, Part No. TSVWH8 Dental implant component.
  • 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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