Recall of Device Recall Title 2 Bone Screw Remover Instrument

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
    spinal implant instrument - Product Code KWP
  • Reason
    Possibility of the weld to the quick-connect breaking when force is applied to the handle for pedicle screw removal. a broken weld could lead to the use of an alternate method of screw removal, which could delay surgery up to 30 minutes.
  • Action
    Consignees were sent via e-mail a Zimmer Spine "Medical Device Recall" letter dated August 26, 2013.The letter described the problem and the product affected by the recall. The letter described the "Required Action" to be taken by the consignees. Requested consignees to complete the Verification Section (Appendix A). For questions they can contact Zimmer Spine Customer Service at 1 (866) 774-6368 or


  • Model / Serial
    Lot: L75066
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US nationwide distribution.
  • Product Description
    Zimmer Title 2 Bone Screw Remover Instrument, Part Number ET1093-01 Rx Only, Non-Sterile. || The Screw Remover is a component of the Endius TITLE 2 Polyaxial Spinal System, used for posterior lumbar fusion procedures.
  • 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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