Recall of Device Recall Zimmer Biomet

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer Biomet, 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
    unknown device name - Product Code N/A
  • Reason
    Durability characteristics of reusable instruments were not established.
  • Action
    On 5/8/2017, URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL (CORRECTION) notifications were sent to the affected US sales representatives and distributors via e-mail. The recall notification included a description of the reason for the recall, affected product, consignee responsibilities, and instructions for responding to the formal recall notification. Your Responsibilities: 1. Review this notification and ensure affected team members are aware of the contents. 2. Distributors return the Attachment 1 Acknowledgment Form to (Return one form per territory. Sales representatives do not need to sign an acknowledgment form.) 3. Training will automatically be assigned to sales representatives and distributors, and a list of these trainees will be provided. Review the list of trainees to ensure that all applicable sales representatives are listed. If you have additional trainees to report, send a list that includes the trainees name, title, and email address to 4. Access the computer-based training. a. Log into Biomet University and navigate to your learning requirements. b. Complete the computer-based training module for the Reusable Instrument Lifespan Manual listed in your learning requirements. c. Complete the accompanying course assessment. 5. Access the RILM one of two ways: a. Via direct link b. Via path¿Medical Professionals¿Support Drop-Down¿Disassembly Manual/Reusable Instrument Lifespan Manual. 6. Immediately begin using the RILM to evaluate reusable instruments according to the training guidance. 7. If you have questions about the RILM, please contact Michael Aziz: International distributors will be notified via email. Further distribution of international notices will be sent through the local and


  • Model / Serial
    All lots in distribution prior to 5/8/17
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Worldwide
  • Product Description
    Reusable instruments in the Knee, Hip, Trauma, and Extremities segments.
  • 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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