Recall of Phoenix Femoral Nail 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 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
    Guide, surgical, instrument - Product Code FZX
  • Reason
    Old revisions and new revisions of the soft tissue sleeve and recon targeting arm are not interchangeable, as the new revision tissue sleeve will not fit into the old revision targeting arm. the old revision tissue sleeve has too much clearance with new revision targeting arm. risks of encountering the affected product include: the correct instrument may not be readily available for the procedure causing the surgeon to complete the procedure by hand; or a delay in surgery greater than 30 minutes may occur while another recon targeting arm or recon soft tissue sleeve is located or while the surgeon completes the procedure by hand.
  • Action
    On 8/9/2016, URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL REMOVAL notifications were sent to the affected consignees via courier. 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. For questions or concerns call the customer call center at 1-800-348-9500 ext 1251 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm EST, Monday through Friday. Alternatively, your questions may be sent by email to


  • Model / Serial
    Item number: 14-442008 Lot number: 2095181
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution in the states of: MI, UT, SD, OH, WA, KS, MO, NJ, GA, and TX.
  • Product Description
    Phoenix Recon Soft Tissue Sleeve || Guide, Surgical, Instrument for the sleeve and Orthopedic Manual Surgical Instruments for the Arm || Product Usage: || The Phoenix Femoral Nail System is to be implanted into the femur for alignment, stabilization and fixation of fractures caused by trauma or disease, and the fixation of femurs that have been surgically prepared (osteotomy) for correction of deformity, and for arthrodesis. These instruments are used in support of the surgery.
  • 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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