Recall of Device Recall Ziptight Ankle Syndesmosis Fixation Device, Titanium Implant

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
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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
    Fastener, fixation, nondegradable, soft tissue - Product Code MBI
  • Reason
    Ziptight ankle syndesmosis fixation was packaged without the tip protectors.
  • Action
    Customers were notified via letter on about 08/22/2017. Instructions for distributors, sales representatives, and distributor operation managers include to ensure affected personnel are aware of the recall, locate and quarantine affected product in inventory, complete and return the Certification of Acknowledgement, return affected product, and identify any additional hospitals or surgeons that should be notified. Instructions for surgeons and risk managers include to ensure affected personnel are aware of the recall, identify and quarantine any affected product on hand, complete and return the Certificate of Acknowledgement, return any affected product. Questions or concerns can be addressed to the customer call center at 1-877-946-2761 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm EST, Monday through Friday. Additionally, questions may be sent by email to


  • Model / Serial
    Item No. 905759, Lot No. (UDI No.): 58860 ((01)00880304476103(17)220523(10)058860), 58880 ((01)00880304476103(17)220608(10)058880), 58890 ((01)00880304476103(17)220608(10)058890), 58910 ((01)00880304476103(17)220608(10)058910), 116030 ((01)00880304476103(17)220519(10)116030), 169780 ((01)00880304476103(17)220609(10)169780), 169790 ((01)00880304476103(17)220608(10)169790), 213450 ((01)00880304476103(17)220609(10)213450), 213480 ((01)00880304476103(17)220607(10)213480), 374420 ((01)00880304476103(17)220319(10)374420), 392530 ((01)00880304476103(17)220610(10)392530), 476670 ((01)00880304476103(17)220607(10)476670), 503830 ((01)00880304476103(17)220608(10)503830), 614910 ((01)00880304476103(17)220421(10)614910), 670640((01)00880304476103(17)220621(10)670640), 728190 ((01)00880304476103(17)220606(10)728190), 984070 ((01)00880304476103(17)220512(10)984070), 984080 ((01)00880304476103(17)220607(10)984080)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distributed domestically to AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, ID, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI. Distributed internationally to ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, COSTA RICA, JAPAN, NETHERLANDS.
  • Product Description
    Ziptight Ankle Syndesmosis Fixation Device, Titanium Implant Titanium Implant for surgical repairs of soft tissue.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer Biomet, Inc., 56 E Bell Dr, Warsaw IN 46582-6989
  • 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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