Recall of Device Recall Trilogy Bone Screws

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer Manufacturing B.V..

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
    Prosthesis, hip, semi-constrained, metal/polymer, porous uncemented - Product Code LPH
  • Reason
    Analysis of returned complaint devices, product in inventory, and device manufacturing records has identified tool marks isolated to one specific machining mill to be the cause of the fractures. .
  • Action
    Zimmer sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated November 2014 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to review the notification and ensure affected personnel were aware of the contents. Customers were advised to quarantine any affected product and notify their Zimmer sales representative who will remove the recalled product from their facility. For patients who previously had this product implanted, it is recommended that they continue their normal operative follow up routine. Customers with questions were instructed to call 1-877-946-2761.


  • Model / Serial
    Item Number Lot Number 00-6250-065-35 62748089 00-6250-065-35 62754329 00-6250-065-35 62793494 00-6250-065-35 62793495 00-6250-065-35 62793501 00-6250-065-35 62793502 00-6250-065-35 62793503 00-6250-065-35 62813612 00-6250-065-35 62813613 00-6250-065-25 62784617 00-6250-065-25 62784618 2 00-6250-065-25 62784619 00-6250-065-25 62784621 00-6250-065-25 62784622 00-6250-065-25 62818701 00-6250-065-25 62818702 00-6250-065-25 62818703 00-6250-065-25 62818707 00-6250-065-25 62818709 00-6250-065-25 62818710 00-6250-065-25 62825611 00-6250-065-25 62836984
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and Internationally to Canada Australia Brazil Chile China Colombia Japan Malaysia Singapore South Korea Taiwan Albania Austria Belgium Bulgaria Canary Islands Czech Republic Denmark Egypt Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Russia Saudi Arabia Serbia Slovakia South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    Bone Screw, self-tapping || The Trilogy shells are available in three configurations; uni, multi, and cluster-holed. The multi and cluster-holed shells allow for the use of screws to provide additional fixation and security, particularly in those case where acetabular bone stock is deficient. The Trilogy Acetabular System is indicated for either cemented or uncemented use in skeletally mature individuals undergoing primary or revision surgery for rehabilitating hips damaged as a result of noninflammatory degenerative joint disease (NIDJD) or its composite diagnoses of osteoarthritis, avascular necrosis, protrusio acetabuli, traumatic arthritis, slipped capital epiphysis, fused hip, fracture of the pelvis, and diastrophic variant.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer Manufacturing B.V.
  • 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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