Recall of Device Recall Zimmer UNIVERSAL Power System Loaner and Modular Electric/Battery

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
    Saw, powered, and accessories - Product Code HAB
  • Reason
    The firm identified a malfunction which made it possible for a handpiece to start by itself when the power source is connected.
  • Action
    Zimmer sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter dated November 9, 2015, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. 1. Review this notification. 2. You will receive copies of notification sent directly to hospital risk managers and surgeons in your territory. As necessary, review and facilitate understanding of this notification by those entities. 3. Further identify hospital risk managers and/or surgeons in your territory who should also receive notification of this update, and supply the information to the entities you have identified. 4. If after reviewing this notification you have further questions or concerns, please call 330-364-0989 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. Zimmer instructed their direct customers that they will upgrade the device with the new electronic during their annual preventative maintenance activities. Until the new upgrade is installed, the firm instructed their customers to follow the Instructions for Use.


  • Model / Serial
    Model # 01-8507-400-10 & Model # 89-8507-400-10
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Distribution to the states of : AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IL, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WY.
  • Product Description
    Zimmer UNIVERSAL Power System Loaner and Modular Electric/Battery Single Trigger Handpiece. Rx only Made in Switzerland
  • 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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