Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Arthrotek Interference Screw

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
    Screw, fixation, bone - Product Code HWC
  • Causa
    Thru hole at the tip of the screw is undersized.
  • Acción
    Biomet sent an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL letter dated January 3, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed locate and discontinue use of the affected product and return it to Biomet. recall notification was sent to all consignees on 1/4/2013. The action requires the immediate location and discontinued use of the product and its return to Biomet. Questions related to this notice should be directed to (574) 372-1570, Monday through Friday, 8a.m. to 5 p.m. For questions regarding this recall call 574-267-6639, ext 1676.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Catalog Number: 909668 Lot Number Identification: 716710
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - USA including CA, FL, IL, AL, OH, KY, TX , and Internationally to Australia, Columbia, Mexico, Netherlands, and Chile.
  • Descripción del producto
    TUNNELOC ROUND HEAD INTERFERENCE SCREW || 8MMX25MM || Biomet Sports Medicine manufactures a variety of internal fixation devices intended to aid in arthroscopic and orthopedic reconstructive procedures requiring soft tissue fixation, due to injury or degenerative disease. Implants used for this application include: screws, washers, anchors, pins, and suture. Interference Screws and Set Screws are intended for use in fixation of patellar bone-tendon-bone grafts in ACL reconstruction.
  • 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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