Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall TCPLUS(TM), Primary Fixed Tibial Component VKS

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 Smith & Nephew, 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
    Prosthesis, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
  • Causa
    The affected devices may contain a dimensional deviation that could potentially result in the surgeon being unable to seat the polyethylene (pe) insert on the affected vks tibial base plate during surgery.
  • Acción
    The firm, Smith & Nephew, issued an "URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTICE: Medical Device Field Safety Corrective Action/Recall" letter dated 3/10/2016 to its local QA/RA personnel/customers in the affected countries by email on 03/11/2016. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to locate and quarantine affected unused devices immediately; return quarantined product to your national Smith & Nephew agency/distributor; complete and return the Return Slip via fax to your national Smith & Nephew agency/distributor; and pass on this safety information to all those who need to be aware in your organization. The local QA/RA staff will then notify end customers according to local procedures. In Germany as well as in Switzerland, sales representatives will inform the affected customers in-person and retrieve affected devices from their stock. If you have any questions, call 978-749-1330 or email:


  • Modelo / Serial
    Batch numbers: B1514883, B1509344, B1504926, B1502141.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    International Distribution only in countries of: Germany and Switzerland.
  • Descripción del producto
    TC-PLUS(TM), Primary Fixed Tibial Component VKS Right, SIZE 8 RIGHT, STERILE R, REF 12 000 026, S&N; 7500281, Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics AG || Product Usage: Tibial knee prosthesis
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Smith & Nephew, Inc., 1450 E Brooks Rd, Memphis TN 38116-1804
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Source