Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Biomet Vanguard DCM PS Plus Tibial Bearing.

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
    Polymer/metal, cemented, semi-constrained, patellofemorotibial knee prosthesis. - Product Code JWH
  • Causa
    The package is properly labeled, but the laser etch for size incorrectly reads "16 x 63/63" instead of the correct size, "16 x 63/67".
  • Acción
    A notification letter (Urgent Medical Device Removal Notice) dated 9/22/08 was sent to the firm's sales staff with instructions to locate and retrieve the product and to notify customers at affected hospitals of the problem. Questions related to this notice should be directed to the Biomet Orthopedics, LLC Corrective Actions Manager at 800-348-9500 or 574-372-3983, Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (EST).


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lots 713910, 806560, 816560 and 871750.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution: USA including states of Florida, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Virginia, and country of Finland.
  • Descripción del producto
    Biomet Vanguard(TM) DCM PS Plus 16mm x 63/67mm Tibial Bearing (REF. 183726), ARCOM UHMWPE, sterile, Biomet Orthopedics, Inc., Warsaw, IN. || A knee prosthesis intended for single use implantation to replace the articular portions of the knee joint.
  • 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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