Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Biomet KWire/Trocar Point

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 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
  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fecha de finalización 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
    K-wire, Trocar Point - Product Code FZX
  • Causa
    Packages labeled as having a .045 inch diameter trocar point actually contain a diamond point with a diameter of .062 inches.
  • Acción
    An "Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice" dated August 6, 2009 was issued to consignees. The letter described the affected product, issue and actions for consignees. Customers were instructed to complete and return the "FAX back Response Form" (fax number 1-574-372-1683) and all affected product in inventory to Biomet Orthopedics. Direct questions related to the recall notification by calling at 1-800-348- 9500 or 1-574-372-3983, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lot Number 087190.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    United States (Florida and Pennsylvania).
  • Descripción del producto
    Biomet K-Wire/Trocar Point, both ends/Dia. 045, length: 9 in., certified stainless steel, sterile, Biomet Orthopedics, Inc., Warsaw, IN; REF 35-351534. || Internal fixation devices intended to aid in the alignment and stabilization of fractures to the skeletal system until healing has occurred. The devices can also be used as instrument accessories to stabilize cut blocks and can serve as guide wires while using reamers.
  • Manufacturer


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