Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall CurvTek Eye Needle

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
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  • 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
    Forceps - Product Code HTD
  • Causa
    Inner label of pn: 906768 lot: 055450 curvtek eye needle 22mm x-large states incorrectly pn: 906760 7mm medium.
  • Acción
    Biomet sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice dated November 26, 2013, to all affected customers. The notice identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The letter included a Customer Response Form for customers to complete and return to the firm by FAX 574-372-1683. Customers with questions were instructed to call 574-372-1570. For questions regarding this recall call 574-372-1570.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lot 055450
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Nationwide Distribution including MI, IA, IL, IN, and TN.
  • Descripción del producto
    outer box: Ref 906768, CurvTek Eye Needle 22 MM X-large Stainless Steel, Single Use Gamma Sterilized, Rx || inner incorrect label: CurvTek 7 MM Medium, Single Pack Quantity -3, REF 906760 || To pass the CurvTek needle, place the jaws of the instrument utilized to grasp the needle on the sides of the needle and orient and needle parallel to the long axis of the instrument. Position the needle to follow the path of the tunnel created by the cartridges. This aligns the needle with the radius of the transosseous tunnel. Advance the needle while rotating the instrument away from the entry point. Gently feed the needle through the length of the tunnel.
  • 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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