Recall of Device Recall Zimmer Periarticular Locking Plate System

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer Biomet, Inc..

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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 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
    Screw, fixation, bone - Product Code HWC
  • Reason
    Product on the package label did not match what was inside the package. the label was for part number 00-2359-058-35 (zimmer periarticular locking plate system 3.5mm locking screw 58mm length) lot number 62918019 while the product inside the package was part number 00-2359-014-24 (zimmer periarticular locking plate system 2.4mm locking screw 14mm length) lot number 62896038.
  • Action
    On 12/9/2015, URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL notifications were sent to the affected distributors and hospital risk managers via courier with instructions for identifying and returning the affected product. 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. If after reviewing this notification you have further questions or concerns please call the customer call center at 1-877-946-2761. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. EST.


  • Model / Serial
    Item 00-2359-058-35, Lot 62918019 PERI LOCKING SCREW 3.5MM  Item 00-2359-014-24, Lot 62896038 PERI LOCKING SCREW 2.4MM
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-US including the states of CA, NY, PA, AL, FL, GA, ID, WI, MO, SC, NC, and ME, and the countries of Brazil, Dominican Republic, Taiwan, China, Uruguay, Australia, Japan, Malaysia, India, Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, and Canada.
  • Product Description
    Zimmer Periarticular Locking Plate System 3.5mm Locking Screw 58 mm Length; Zimmer Periarticular Locking Plate System 2.4mm Locking Screw 14 mm Length. || Indicated for temporary internal fixation and stabilization of osteotomies and fractures.
  • 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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