Recall of Device Recall Zimmer Spine Cyclone anterior cervical 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
    Appliance, Fixation, Spinal Intervertebral Body - Product Code KWQ
  • Reason
    The screw locking cap may fracture when the surgeon rotates it into the locked position.
  • Action
    Consignees were notified via voicemail on 3/26/08 and a letter was sent to all distributors on 3/27/08 informing them that the plate should no longer be used and that all lots are being recalled. A letter dated 6/18/08 was issued to implant physicians recommending patient monitoring. Contact Zimmer Spine at 1-952-857-5636 for assistance.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.
  • Product Description
    Zimmer Spine Cyclone anterior cervical plate, 4 Level, 88MM (Ti-6Al-4V); REF 600-04-188.
  • Manufacturer


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