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.

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  • 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
    Guide, surgical, instrument - Product Code FZX
  • Causa
    Biomet has initiated this action following an investigation which identified that the blueprint calls for engraved measurements on both sides on the microplasty taperloc 7.5mm resection guide. the above lots, as supplied to biomet by a vendor, are engraved on only one side. to date, biomet has received 2 reports involving 2 units where the instrument was missing the engraving on one side.
  • Acción
    Biomet sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTICE" dated September 16, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter describes the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The letter instructs customers to locate and discontinue use of the affected product. Arrangements will be made for customers to return the affected product to Biomet. To confirm receipt of this notice call Biomet at 800-348-9500 ext. 3755 or 3756. Questions related to this notice should be directed to 574-371-3755 or 3756, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Part 31-555597, lot numbers: 476500, 572420, 663220, 812350, & 472890.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, CA, IN, MI, OK, and VA and countries of Australia and Chile.
  • Descripción del producto
    MICROPLASTY TAPERLOC 7.5 MM RESECTION GUIDE, STAINLESS STEEL, BIOMET ORTHOPEDICS 56 EAST BELL DRIVE PO BOX 587 WARSAW IN 46582 USA. || This device is used to mark the femoral neck resection level
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    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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