Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Zimmer Air Dermatome II Handpiece Loaner

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 Zimmer Surgical 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
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  • 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
    Dermatome - Product Code GFD
  • Causa
    Zimmer biomet surgical has received product complaints reporting that the surface coating applied to the device is blistering, peeling and discoloring after usage over time (see image 1). there have been no injuries associated with the reported complaints. in addition, an independent assessment determined that the blistering, peeling and potentially flaking of the surface coating is not expected to result in any long range health consequences. given that the frequency of this surface coating condition can worsen with age, zimmer biomet surgical is currently making preparations for replacement activities to follow in order to prevent future complaints. this document is provided to alert all users of the potential for the surface coating to exhibit blistering, peeling, and discoloring after usage over time. a separate recall removal notice will be issued to facilities, in phases, with detailed instructions beginning in august 2016. your sales representatives will be notified when a replacement is ready. do not return product at this time as part of this action. image 1.
  • Acción
    The firm, Zimmer Biomet Surgical, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL CORRECTION NOTICE" dated 7/6/2016 to its customers. The notice described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to do the following: 1. Carefully review this letter and ensure all users of the Zimmer Air Dermatome II at your facility have been informed of this notice. 2. Inspect the Zimmer Air Dermatome II devices within your facility and indicate on the attached Certificate of Acknowledgment the condition of the device. Complete and sign the attached Certificate of Acknowledgment and return it to 3. Before each use, continue to examine the surface coating for blistering/peeling. If the blistering/peeling characteristics are not present, you may continue to use. Immediately after each use, re-examine the surface coating for blistering/peeling. If the blistering/peeling characteristics are present, discontinue use. In the event that alternate devices or therapies are not available, surgeons may, at their discretion, determine the use of the device as a medical necessity and continue to use. After use, follow your facilitys wound irrigation protocol or Zimmer Biomet recommends copious irrigation with a normal saline solution or immersion of the graft in a bowl of normal saline. Zimmer Biomet recommends irrigating the donor site with saline as well. Carefully examine the skin graft and donor site for gray coating flakes and continue to irrigate as necessary. Report this as an adverse event to Zimmer Biomet Surgical at If after reviewing this notification you have further questions or concerns please call 1-330-364-0989 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday.


  • Modelo / Serial
    There are no lot code(s) for the 01-8851-001-00 loaner part number due to when the device is physically manufactured, it is done so as part number 00-8851-001-00 and lot codes are assigned to this part number. The 01-8851-001-00 exists in order to differentiate that the device is being distributed as a loaner rather than a sale of the device
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    US Nationwide Distribution including states of: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, and WI.
  • Descripción del producto
    Zimmer¿ Air Dermatome II Handpiece Loaner, item number 01-8851-001-00. Device is packaged inside of a padded-foam corrugate box. A product label is applied to the lid of the box. The width plates, when sold individually, are placed in a labeled poly zipper bag, which is then placed into a corrugated shipper carton or padded envelope.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Zimmer Surgical Inc, 200 W Ohio Ave, Dover OH 44622-9642
  • 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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