Notificaciones De Seguridad De Campo acerca de Various polyethylene implants

Según Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (via FOI), este evento ( notificaciones de seguridad de campo ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Slovenia que fue producido por Zimmer Biomet.

¿Qué es esto?

Las notificaciones de seguridad de campo son comunicaciones sobre acciones que se pueden estar tomando en relación con un producto que se encuentra en el mercado, enviadas por los fabricantes de dispositivos médicos o sus representantes. Estas notificaciones son principalmente para trabajadores de la salud, pero también para usuarios. Pueden incluir alertas y retiro de equipos.

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  • Tipo de evento
    Field Safety Notice
  • Fecha
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Data from Slovenia is current through February 2019. All of the data comes from the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (via FOI), 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 Slovenia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Zimmer biomet is implementing a field-based action on medical devices for various polyethylene implants, depending on the lot. the products concerned are being withdrawn due to the possible presence of increased endotoxin levels beyond the specification limit. the problem was identified during routine testing for the presence of bacterial endotoxin (bet). no complaints were received regarding this issue.   endotoxins (pyrogens) are substances found in certain bacteria. the standard for endotoxin levels, as adopted by the us food and drug administration (fda), is 20 eu / gadget. three polyethylene sample implants were found to be in excess of this level over a period of about 6 weeks. as a result, polyethylene implants manufactured during this period are withdrawn from the market. the products concerned, which have the potential to exceed the limits for endotoxins, could pose the potential risks described below:.



  • 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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