Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Optilock

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
    Screwdriver - Product Code HXX
  • Causa
    Field complaints indicate that recent shipments of the 14-400795 and 36505 drivers do not properly mate ("lock") into some of the specified screw heads. drivers near mmc (maximum material condition) or that are misshapen may not properly mate with screws at mmc. design dimensions and tolerances of the drivers are not properly specified to prevent an incorrect fit between the drivers and the screw.
  • Acción
    Biomet sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTICE'' dated August 23, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, problem, and the actions to be taken by the customers. A Fax Back Response Form was included for customers to complete and return via fax to 574-372-1683. Contact the firm at 574-372-1570 for questions related to this recall.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Catalog number: 14-400795; and lot numbers: 133420, 409460, 469960, 487650, 487660, 627940, 627950, 797190, and 797200.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, GA, MT, TA, AZ, WA, CA, TA, IN, NY, NJ, VA, MA, MI, MD, PA, KY, NC, UT, NH, FL, OK, CO, LA, OH, MO and SD, and the countries of Japan, Netherlands, Australia, and Costa Rica.
  • Descripción del producto
    Optilock 2.7 mm Screw Inserter. || Intended Use: The OptiLock Upper Extremity Plating System is intended for fixation of fractures and osteotomies. The System is intended for fractures and fracture dislocations, osteotomies and non-unions of the proximal humerus, particularly in osteopenic bone. The System is intended for fixation of fractures, osteotomies and non-unions of the olecranon, humerus, radius, ulna, particularly in osteopenic bone. The OptiLock VL Distal Radius Plating System is intended for use in distal radius and ulna (and other small bones), including use in osteopenic bone.
  • 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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