Recall of Device Recall Zimmer

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
    Rod, fixation, intramedullary and accessories - Product Code HSB
  • Reason
    As a result of the insufficient sealer calibration data for product packaged in firm's building ii between august 2010 and april 2013. the affected products are sterile.
  • Action
    Zimmer Biomet sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Letter, dated January 11, 2016, to Distributors, Sales Representatives, Operation Managers, and Risk Managers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to 1.Review the notification and ensure that relevant personnel are aware of the contents. 2. Assist your Zimmer Biomet sales representative with the quarantine of any affected product. 3. Your Zimmer Biomet sales representative will remove the recalled product from your facility. 4. Complete and return the attached Certificate of Acknowledgment form to 5. If after reviewing this notification you have further questions or concerns please call Customer Service at 1-800-348-2759, or contact your Zimmer Biomet Sales Representative.


  • Model / Serial
    lot no.: 61902234 61930449 62238240 61781914 61818112 61873640 61873641 61921821 61930453 62142331 62171289 61656184 61656185 61663560 61818114 61818116 61818118 61873642 61930459 61969224 61969225 62118686 62238244 62250669 62279154 62279156 61640868 61781919 61781920 61866144 61866145 61969228 62122251 62142308 62171295 62255624 62279159 61663622 61781922 61781927 61831643 61862302 61930474 62142311 62232636 62238251 62283223 62283223N 61663623 61781928 61866147 62092290 62155425 62031720
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    Product 14 consists of all product under product code HSB || , and same usage: || Item no: || 225600230 ASIA ONE-PIECE LAG SCREW || 225600232 ASIA ONE-PIECE LAG SCREW || 225600235 ASIA ONE-PIECE LAG SCREW || 225600237 ASIA ONE-PIECE LAG SCREW || 225600240 ASIA ONE-PIECE LAG SCREW || 225600242 ASIA ONE-PIECE LAG SCREW || 225600245 ASIA ONE-PIECE LAG SCREW || 225600227 ASIA ONE-PIECE LAG SCREW 70MM || Product Usage: || An intramedullary fixation rod is a device intended to be implanted that consists of a rod made of alloys such as cobalt-chromium-molybdenum and stainless steel. It is inserted into the medullary (bone marrow) canal of long bones for the fixation of fractures.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer Manufacturing B.V., Turpeaux Industrial Park Rd 1 km 123.4, Mercedita PR 00715
  • 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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