Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall STAFlex SUBTALAR 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.

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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
    Bone Fixation Screw - Product Code HWC
  • Causa
    The firm has initiated this recall following internal fatigue testing that shows possible initiation of fatigue cracking in implants under load.
  • Acción
    The firm sent URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTICES dated 1/21/2011 to distributors, implanting physicians, and medical facilities. The letter to the distributors and medical facilities states the recalled product should be immediately located and returned to Biomet. In addition, the "FAX Back Response Form" should be completed and returned to the number provided. If product has been further distributed, distributors are to contact hospital personnel via the enclosed "Dear Biomet Customer" notice. The letter to the implanting physicians informs the physician of the recall and lists the patients that were implanted with the device. The physician letter quotes from the surgical technique "the implant should also be removed if any postoperative complications occur". The letter to the implanting physicians does not recommend any action be taken with the devices that are implanted. The notice just makes the surgeons aware of the recall. Distributors and Physicians are to confirm receipt of the letter by contacting 800-348-9500, ext 3755 or 3756. Also, questions related to this matter should be directed to 574-371-3755 or 574-371-3756.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lot Numbers: 879260, 890850, and 894180.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Nationwide Distribution.
  • Descripción del producto
    STA-Flex SUBTALAR SCREW, 8 mm x 14 mm, REF 982362, Sterile, Biomet Sports Medicine, 56 East Bell Drive, Warsaw, IN. || Used to reduce excessive rearfoot pronation by blocking forward and downward displacement of the Talus, resulting in improved rearfoot alignment and foot function.
  • 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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