Recall of Device Recall Zimmer Universal Locking System

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer Biomet, 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 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
    The product on the package label did not match what was inside the package. the label was for part number 00-4936-011-13 lot number 62968956 while the product inside the package was part number 00-4936-008-07 lot number 62968974.
  • 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. Specifically, customers were asked to review the notification and ensure all affected personnel are aware of the information; assist the Zimmer Biomet sales representative with the quarantine and removal of any of the identified affected product; and complete and return the Certificate of Acknowledgement form. If after reviewing this notification customers 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
    Part 00-4936-011-13, Lot 62968956 3.5MM ULS RECON PLATE 11H Part 00-4936-008-07, Lot 62968974 3.5MM ULS DUAL COMP PLT 8
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA, including the states of MN, NY, MS, AL, OH, KY, ME, and NM; and, the countries of Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, El Salvador, Uruguay, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, South Africa, and Slovakia.
  • Product Description
    Zimmer Universal Locking System 3.5mm Locking Reconstruction Plate || Straight 11 Holes 144mm Length || Zimmer Universal Locking System 3.5mm Locking Dual Compression Plate || 8 Holes 105mm 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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