Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Zimmer Patellofemoral Joint (PFJ) Prosthesis

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
    Prosthesis, knee, patello/femoral, semi-constrained, cemented, metal/polymer - Product Code KRR
  • Causa
    Internal review found that five (5) pfj implant forgings were identified as have forged laps during receiving inspection process for raw material. these five forgings were not segregated and were subsequently issued to final manufacturing under part 00-5926-014-01; lot 62455332. a forged lap is a defect that forms when metal folds over itself during forging.
  • Acción
    Zimmer sent an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL letter dated July 2014 to affected distributors and hospital accounts. The letter identified the affected product, problem and the actions to be taken. The letter instructed customers to 1. Review the notification and ensure affected personnel are aware of the contents, 2. Locate and quarantine any affected product listed above and notify your Zimmer sales representative, and 3. Your Zimmer sales representative will remove the recalled product from your facility. If after reviewing this notification you have further questions or concerns please call the customer call center at 1-877-946-2761 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm EST.


  • Modelo / Serial
    00-5926-014-01; Lot 62455332
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) in the states of HI, CA, GA, MI, and IL and the countries of TAIWAN, BELGIUM, AUSTRALIA, FRANCE, JAPAN, and UK.
  • Descripción del producto
    Zimmer Gender Solution Patello-Femoral Joint (PFJ) System Patello-Femoral Trochlea Component, Precoat, Size 4, Left. Knee prosthesis.
  • 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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