Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Universal Clamp System and UniWallis System (used during spinal cord surgery)

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 is initiating a recall for product correction to provide updated cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation instruction for use of universal clamp system (ifu, reference: sn2027-n-90001 and uniwallis system (ifu, references: 038wnan0000t). since the market launch of each products (universal clamp system and uniwallis system), the instruments were distributed with instruction for use related to the method for cleaning, disinfection and for steam sterilisation at health care facilities. however, the method was not adequately validated. instruments cleaned, disinfected, and sterilised under the former ifu for the universal clamp and/or uniwallis systems may not be sterile which can result in infection.
  • Acción
    Zimmer is providing users with revised Instructions for Use and advising users to discard the previous IFU.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Universal Clamp System and UniWallis System (used during spinal cord surgery)All lot numbers affectedARTG Number:157602
  • 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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