Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Self Tapping Bone Screws, 6.5 x 20 and 6.5 x 25

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Zimmer Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class II
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Zimmer inc. has become aware of specific lots of sterile hip and trauma implant screws manufactured between february 2016 and march 2016. these screws are packaged with a double barrier system, two plastic trays and two tyvek lids, to provide sterile integrity. process monitoring conducted as part of the standard packaging process identified that in some instances, a small hole may be present in the inner tray, which were found to be caused by a single tool used by the tray supplier in the manufacturing process and estimated to be present in less than 10% of the affected devices. the outer tray is not affected and the device’s sterile integrity remains until the outer tray is opened.
  • Acción
    Zimmer is advising surgeons to review the notification and ensure affected personnel are aware of the contents. Patient follow up is at the discretion of the treating surgeon. This action has been closed-out on 27/01/2017.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Self Tapping Bone Screws, 6.5 x 20 and 6.5 x 25Self Tapping Bone Screw 6.5 x 20Part Number: 00-6250-065-20Lot Number: 63301504Self Tapping Bone Screw, 6.5 x 25Part Number: 00-6624-065-25Lot Number: 63276975ARTG Number: 169898
  • Manufacturer


  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “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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