Recall of Device Recall Zimmer Patient Helper Bed Frame Adapter Assembly

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
    Apparatus, traction, non-powered - Product Code HST
  • Reason
    The bed frame adapter assemblies may have a weak weld where the patient helper adapter mounting bars attach to the tube.
  • Action
    Zimmer sent an Urgent Device Removal letter dated February 14, 2013, to all affected consignees. The letter identified the product, the problem,and the action to be taken by the consignee. Consignees were advised to review the notification letter, follow the instructions contained in the letter, remove from use and quarantine the affected product. Consignees were also instructed to complete and return the fax back from to 877-787-0375 or Consignees were instructed to return the affected product back using the shipping label provided. If affected product was further distribution, consignees were asked to provide the customer's information to the firm on the back of the form. For questions regarding this recall call 866-201-9081.


  • Model / Serial
    Part number 00-0965-002-01
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) including states of: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, FL, HI, IL, KY, MA, MD, MN, MO, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, WA, and WI; and country of Canada.
  • Product Description
    Zimmer Patient Helper Bed Frame Adapter Assembly || The bed frame adapter assembly is intended to be used by qualified medical professionals to adapt a patient helper to a hospital bed. The patient helper is used to aid and assist the patient's mobility within a hospital bed and during bed ingress and egress.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer, Inc., 345 E Main St, Warsaw IN 46580-2746
  • 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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