Recall of ROSA Spine 1.0.2

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
    Orthopedic stereotaxic instrument - Product Code OLO
  • Reason
    A design change was initiated to update rosa spine 1.0.2 to version rosa spine to resolve software bugs and improve usability and stability of the rosa spine device.
  • Action
    Zimmer Biomet issued a retrospective report of a correction taken on 29-Oct-2015. The software issue described was corrected in the new software version There were 2 copies of the affected software in distribution. Field Service Technicians were deployed to the consignee locations to perform the system upgrade. 100% of affected devices were updated with the software solution. No further action is required.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial #'s; SP14003 and SP14005
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution including France and Germany
  • Product Description
    Rosa Spine 1.0.2 Stereotaxic Instrument Computer-Assisted Surgical Device || The device is intended for the spatial positioning and orientation of instrument holders or tool guides to be used by surgeons to guide standard neurosurgical instruments during spine surgery. Guidance is based on an intra-operative plan developed with three-dimensional imaging software provided that the required fiducial markers and rigid patient anatomy can be identified on 3D CT scans. The device is indicated for the placement of pedicle screws in lumber vertebrae with a posterior approach.
  • 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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