Recall of Zimmer Segmental System, ZSS Distal Femur.

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.

Learn more about the data here
  • 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
    Prosthesis, knee, femorotibial, constrained, cemented, metal/polymer - Product Code KRO
  • Reason
    The products being recalled exceeded the weight previously tested leading to a possibility of damage to the package and/or a compromised sterile barrier.
  • Action
    The firm, Zimmer Biomet, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL REMOVAL"-Lot Specific letter dated 8/1/2017 to its Customers via email and/or FedEx. The letter describes the product, problem and actions to be taken. The Instructions to Distributors, Sales Representatives, and Distributor Operation Managers included to ensure affected team member are aware of the contents of the notification letter, immediately locate and quarantine affected product in inventory, complete and return the Certification of Acknowledgement form by email to:, return all affected product, and note if there are any hospitals and/or surgeons for which need to be notified. Instructions for Risk Managers and surgeons are to ensure affected personnel are aware of the contents of the notification letter, quarantine any affected product on hand, complete and return the Certificate of Acknowledgement form by email to:, and return any affected product on hand. For questions or concerns, please call the 411 call center at 1-574-371-3071 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday or email


  • Model / Serial
    a. Item No. 00585001201 (Lot Expiration Date Before 07/31/2026);  b. Item No. 00585001202 (Lot Expiration Date Before 07/31/2026);  c. Item No. 00585001301 (Lot Expiration Date Before 08/31/2026);  d. Item No. 00585001302 (Lot Expiration Date Before 07/31/2026)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) including states of: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY, and Puerto Rico; and to countries of: Austria, Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, and Thailand.
  • Product Description
    Zimmer Segmental System, ZSS Distal Femur. Sizes as follows: || a. Size B-LT (Item No. 00585001201); || b. Size B-RT (Item No. 00585001202); || c. Size C-LT (Item No. 00585001301); || d. Size C-RT (Item No. 00585001302) || Components of the system are intended to replace the proximal femur, mid-shaft femur, distal femur, proximal tibia, and/or total knee in cases that require extensive resection and restoration.
  • 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.
  • Source