Recall of LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head

According to Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, this recall involved a device in Australia that was produced by Stryker Australia Pty Ltd.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class II
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    Stryker has received a higher than expected number of complaints documenting femoral head/hip stem dissociation for certain sizes of lfit anatomic cocr v40 femoral heads manufactured prior to 4 march, 2011.
  • Action
    Stryker are advising that patients implanted with an affected lot number of the LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Heads should continue to be reviewed as per the protocol established by his/her surgeon. There are no recommended changes to the frequency of the standard follow-up care protocol. For further information please see .


  • Model / Serial
    LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 Femoral Head Item Numbers: 6260-9-036, 6260-9-040, 6260-9-044, 6260-9-136, 6260-9-140, 6260-9-144, 6260-9-336, 6260-9-236Head Diameters: 36mm, 40mm and 44mmMultiple Lot NumbersARTG Number: 211868 (Stryker Australia Pty Ltd - LFIT V40 FEMORAL HEAD - Metallic femoral head prosthesis)
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source