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, 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
    Plate, fixation, bone - Product Code HRS
  • Reason
    A complaint was received in which it was reported that an 8-hole plate from lot 62276042 had an enlarged hole that is unable to lock the screw, which resulted in the screw head pulling through plate hole.
  • Action
    Zimmer sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated June 17, 2014, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customers. They instructed their distributors to do the following: 1. Please locate, quarantine, and return the affected product (part number 00-2358-014-04; lot 62276042) from all inventories. 2. Please note that any hospitals that received direct shipments of this product from Zimmer will be sent a copy of the Risk Manager and Surgeon letter directly. Additionally, Risk Managers and Surgeon that were identified via invoice data will also receive a letter directly. 3. Please review the list of hospital and surgeons to be provided to your territory via email. 4. Provide the name, address, and phone number of any additional hospitals or surgeons that may have received or used the affected product, or confirm that the list provided is complete. 5. Complete and return Attachment 1. 6. Ensure that a copy of the Risk Managers and Surgeons letter is left with the facilities from which product is removed by providing them with a copy of the letter, if they are not identified as a facility receiving a letter directly from Zimmer. 7.If after reviewing this notification you have questions or concerns, please call 1-877-946-2761. They instructed the Surgeons and Risk Managers to do the following: 1. Review the notification and ensure affected personnel are aware of the contents. 2. Inspect inventory for part number 00-2358-014-04; lot number 62276042. Quarantine the device and contact your Zimmer sales representative to remove and return the affected device. 3. If after reviewing this notification you have questions concerning this notification, please call 1-877-946-2761.


  • Model / Serial
    Part Number 00-2358-014-04; lot 62276042
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US including the states of CA and OH., and the countries of BRAZIL, CHINA, KOREA and TAIWAN.
  • Product Description
    Zimmer Periarticular Locking Plate System Distal Radial Volar Plate Lateral Column (1st generation stainless steel only). Orthopedic fixation plate. For temporary internal fixation and stabilization of osteotomies and fractures.
  • 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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