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 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
    Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
  • Causa
    Instruments were manufactured with the incorrect grade of steel, increasing the potential for fracture during use.
  • Acción
    Zimmer sent "Urgent: Device Removal" letters dated July 8, 2010 to consignees identifying the potential for fracture of the device. Consignees were instructed to inventory affected product and record on the Inventory Return Certification Form, to document users of the affected device on the User Facility/HCP Form, and return both forms by fax or email. Affected product is to be returned to Zimmer with a copy of the Inventory Return Certification Form. Returned product will be destroyed. Each of the affected consignees will be provided with a new instrument, manufactured with the correct 17-4 stainless steel. Consignees can contact Zimmer at 800-613-6131 or 574-372-4463


  • Modelo / Serial
    Catalog No. 00-2258-051-01; Lot No. 53951300; Manufactured 8/8/2002
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution in the countries of US, Canada, Spain, Germany, and Great Britain.
  • Descripción del producto
    Zimmer ITST" INTERTROCHANTERIC/SUBTROCHANTERIC FIXATION LOCKING BOLT EXTRACTOR - NONSTERILE || Zimmer, Warsaw, IN 46580, U.S.A. The ITST Intertrochanteric/Subtrochanteric Fixation Locking Bolt Extractor instrument is a reusable surgical instrument used to separate the femoral nail from the locking bolt after nail implantation/fixation in trauma surgeries
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Zimmer Inc., 1800 W Center St, Warsaw IN 46580-2304
  • 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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