Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Biomet Hip System

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por Zimmer Biomet, Inc..

¿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 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Estado del evento
    Open, Classified
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    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.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Prosthesis, hip, semi-constrained, metal/polymer, cemented - Product Code JDI
  • Causa
    Two lots of different sized modular heads potentially commingled. risks include delay in surgery and dislocation due to use of an incorrect sized head.
  • Acción
    The firm, Zimmer Biomet, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated 4/2/2018 to its customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. Distributors will be notified of the recall via email. Hospital risk managers and distributors with product will be notified via courier. The distributor letter includes instructions to locate and remove the product in their territory, identify hospitals who have previously used the product; return on-hand product to the recalling firm and ensure all products are accounted for. The letter for hospital risk managers instruct the risk managers to assist the recalling firm's sales reps with quarantine of the product; to review notification and ensure affected personnel are aware of the contents; and complete and return the Certificate of Acknowledgement form to, even if you do not have product, and retain a copy. Customers with questions are directed to call customer service at 574-371-3071 between 8AM-5PM EST, Monday through Friday. Alternatively, questions may be emailed to


  • Modelo / Serial
    lot 276760
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) in states of: AL, AR, FL, GA, IN, KY, LA, MO, MS, OH, OK, TX, and VA; and countries of: Canada, Costa Rica and Chile.
  • Descripción del producto
    Modular Head Component, Biomet Hip System; Item No. 163669, Hip Joint, metal/polymer semi-constrained cemented prosthesis || The device is used in treatment of patients who need total hip arthroplasty, and consists of modular components and corresponding instruments.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Zimmer Biomet, Inc., 56 E Bell Dr, Warsaw IN 46582-6989
  • 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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