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.: 61893774 61968082 62153448 62296426 62296426N 61983672 62153447 61827280 61920741 61964034 62108027 62108029 62153449 61835479 61878730 61878732 61940068 61940069 62121105 62121106 62121107 62121108 61621138 61878733 61929350 61940070 61940071 62086349 62086350 62086351 62086353 62086355 62086356 62153450 61763506 61878734 61878735 61940072 62121116 62121117 62121118 62121119 61878736 61929351 61940076 62121110 62121111 62121112 62121113 62103433 61597004 61597004N 61906259 61895931 61895932 61895933 61895935 61912972 61912975 61912976 61912977
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    Product 60 consists of all product under product code: HSB and same usage: || Item no: || 225207055 RECON SCREW LG 5.5MM DIA || 225207555 RECON SCREW LG 5.5MM DIA || 225208055 RECON SCREW LG 5.5MM DIA || 225208555 RECON SCREW LG 5.5MM DIA || 225209055 RECON SCREW LG 5.5MM DIA || 225209555 RECON SCREW LG 5.5MM DIA || 225210055 RECON SCREW LG 5.5MM DIA || 225210555 RECON SCREW LG 5.5MM DIA || 225211555 RECON SCREW LG 5.5MM DIA || 225212055 RECON SCREW LG 5.5MM DIA || 225213055 RECON SCREW LG 5.5MM DIA || 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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