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

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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, hip, semi-constrained, metal/polymer, porous uncemented - Product Code LPH
  • Reason
    The ldpe bag packaging for various highly polished hip and knee implants may adhere to the highly polished surface, leaving residue or material from the ldpe bag on the implant after it is removed from the bag.
  • Action
    A similar recall was initiated in January 2016 to remove remaining inventory packaged in the old bag. Further evaluation identified additional lots packaged in the old bag that were not included in the January 2016 recall; therefore, resulting in this new recall for the additional lots packaged in the old bag. A firm, Zimmer Biomet, sent an "Urgent Medical Device Recall" notices dated November 29, 2017 and response forms to customers. The notice described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The Customers should take the following action: Risk Manager Responsibilities: 1. Review this notification and ensure that affected personnel are aware of the contents. 2. If you have affected product at your facility, assist your Zimmer Biomet sales representative and quarantine all affected product. Your Zimmer Biomet sales representative will remove the affected product from your facility. 3. Complete Attachment 1  Certificate of Acknowledgement and send to This form must be returned even if you do not have affected products at your facility. 4. Retain a copy of the acknowledgement form with your recall records in the event of a compliance audit of your facilitys documentation. Distributor Responsibilities: 1. Review this notification and ensure that affected team members are aware of the contents. 2. Immediately locate and quarantine affected product in your inventory. 3. Immediately return all affected product from your distributorship and from affected hospitals within your territory. a. Complete Attachment 1  Inventory Return Certification Form and send to within three (3) days. b. For each return, send a copy of Attachment 1 to c. Include a hardcopy of Attachment 1 in each carton of your return shipment for immediate processing. d. Mark RECALL on the outside of the returned cartons. 4. Return the Additi


  • Model / Serial
    Item Number: 00-7843-012-08 Lot Numbers: 62053685 62116471 Item Number: 00-7843-013-08 Lot Number: 62184774 Item Number: 00-7843-014-08 Lot Numbers: 62184777 62158847 62184778 Item Number: 00-7843-013-81 Lot Numbers: 61987954 61815082 62116484 61956726 Item Number: 00-7843-015-08 Lot Number: 62158851 Item Number: 00-7843-013-82 Lot Numbers: 61937673 61759258 61951276 61815083 62120674 61829373 77000819 Item Number: 00-7843-015-81 Lot Numbers: 61968101 61781981 61968103 Item Number: 00-7843-015-82 Lot Numbers: 61834826 61932605 Item Number: 00-7843-016-81 Lot Numbers: 61735809 61759260 Item Number: 00-7843-016-82 Lot Numbers: 62029071 61775246 62029071N 61981820 77000820
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) and countries of: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Seoul-Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and UAE.
  • Product Description
    VERSYS 8 INCH BEADED FC || 12X200MM STR STD BODY/NECK || 13X200MM STR STD BODY/NECK || 14X200MM STR STD BODY/NECK || REV 13.5X200MM BWD LT || 15X200MM STR STD BODY/NECK || REV 13.5X200MM BWD RT || REV 15.0X200MM BWD LT || REV 15.0X200MM BWD RT || REV 16.5X200MM BWD LT || REV 16.5X200MM BWD RT || Prosthesis, Hip, Semi-Constrained, Metal/Polymer, Porous Uncemented
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer Biomet, 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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