Recall of LFIT 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 orthopaedics has received three customer complaints for a single lot of a specific size of the 32mm -4 v40 lfit vitallium femoral heads reporting that the femoral head could not be assembled with its corresponding v40 stem trunnion. upon investigation it was found that the female taper of the femoral head was not machined per drawing specifications, leaving a lip protruding approximately 0.007in from the taper surface at the inner base of the femoral head. this lip prevented the femoral head from successfully assembling with the associated male stem trunnion.No adverse consequences or delays to surgery were reported for any of the three complaints.
  • Action
    No additional patient follow-up or monitoring is required apart from usual routine follow-up, which will identify any issue. Symptomatic patients will present to their Health Care Practitioner. If any potential hazard or harms are detected by the Health Care Practitioner the appropriate action shall be taken. This action has been closed-out on 03/08/2016.


  • Model / Serial
    LFIT V40 Femoral HeadCatalogue Number: 62609032Lot Number: 48681201ARTG Number: 211868
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source