Recall of Device Recall Zimmer Dental Tapered ScrewVent T Implant

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer, 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
    Implant, endosseous, root-form - Product Code DZE
  • Reason
    Zimmer dental is conducting a voluntary recall of a single lot of the tapered screw-vent implant, catalog number tsvt6b13, lot number 62284006, due to a potential crack in the cap of the outer vial.
  • Action
    Recall notification letters sent to customers on 06/25/14. The recall letter, titled "URGENT DEVICE RECALL NOTICE", delivered to customers via a courier, with instructions for returning any unused affected product. The recall letter was accompanied with a response form and provided the following information to customers: product information with codes, reason for recall, risks, responsibilities, MedWatch Reporting and contacting information.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog Number TSVT6B13, Lot Number 62284006. 5-year expiration. January 2018.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution.
  • Product Description
    Zimmer Dental Tapered Screw-Vent Implant, Catalog TSVT6B13, Lot 62284006
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer, 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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