Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Phoenix Retrograde Femoral Nail

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
    Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
  • Causa
    Biomet trauma ("biomet") has initiated a recall of retrograde femoral connecting bolt, which involves part number 14-442021. the connecting bolt has an undersized diameter specification that may cause an interference fit with the 4mm hex driver (part number: 41024) near the edge of the tolerance. if the 4mm hex driver becomes stuck in the connecting bolt it cannot be taken apart and a delay in su.
  • Acción
    Biomet sent an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL notification letter dated April 29, 2013 to all affected customers. The letter identifed the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The letter instructed customers to: immediately locate and remove the identified affected device(s), carefully follow the instructions on the enclosed "FAX Back Response Form", fax a copy of the Response Form to 574-372-1683 prior to return of product, use priority carrier for your shipment, if you have further distributed this product, you MUST notify hospital personnel of this action via the enclosed "Dear O.R. Manager" notice. For questions call 574-372-1570.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Catalog number: 14-442021 and lot number:757910
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - USA Nationwide: CA, TX, NY, PA, NJ, FL, OH, MI, CO, SD, IN, MT, GA, and WI. and the countries of Netherlands, Costa Rica, Japan, and San Juan.
  • Descripción del producto
    Biomet Trauma Phoenix Retrograde Femoral Connecting Bolt Trauma Fixation Systems. || Product Usage: || The Phoenix Retrograde Femoral Nail is indicated for alignment, stabilization, and fixation of fractures caused by trauma or disease and the fixation of femurs that have been surgically prepared (osteotomy) for correction of deformity.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Biomet, Inc., 56 E Bell Dr, Warsaw IN 46582-6989
  • 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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