Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall A.L.P.S

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
    Plate, fixation, bone - Product Code HRS
  • Causa
    The thread location on one of the thread holes is offset from the axis of the predrill hole. the threads are too deep on one side and too shallow on the other. the locking screw may back out of the plate if it does not achieve proper purchase. this may require a revision surgery to replace or remove the screw and/or plate. the threads, not uniformly loaded, may shear off, causing metal slivers.
  • Acción
    On June 4, 2015 an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE REMOVAL letter was sent to all consignees. This action requires the immediate location and discontinued use of the product and its return to Biomet. The following actions are REQUIRED: Immediately locate and remove the identified device(s) listed below from circulation; Carefully follow the instructions on the enclosed "Response Form"; Email a copy of the Response Form to prior to return of product; Use priority carrier for your shipment; and If you have further distributed this product, you MUST notify hospital personnel of this action via the enclosed "Dear Risk/Recall Manager" notice. This letter MUST be given to hospital personnel responsible for receiving recall notices. However, you are charged with the location and return of these products. Please confirm receipt of this notice by sending back the response form within three (3) business days. Thank you in advance for your assistance and prompt attention. On behalf of Biomet, I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Questions related to this notice should be directed to (574) 372-1570, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Part Number: 816209001; Lots: 015840, 124980, 948210 and P0059, P0076, or P0061 will be etched on the plate itself.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Distributed in the states of TX, MD, PA, NJ, NC, MA, AZ, GA, FL, and AR. and the countries of Costa Rica CP and The Netherlands.
  • Descripción del producto
    A.L.P.S. Foot Locking Calcaneus Plate,Small-Right. || Provides the orthopaedic surgeon a means of bone fixation and helps generally in the management of fractures and reconstructive surgeries.
  • 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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