Recall of Device Recall ATTUNE INTUITION

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc..

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 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    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.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
  • Reason
    Complaints have indicated that the attune intuition impaction handle lever has fractured during impaction. if the lever fractures, there is the potential for fractured pieces of the device, or the inner spring, if released, to be left in the patient if not observed during surgery.
  • Action
    On 11/10/2014, URGENT INFORMATION ATTUNE INTUITION IMPACTION HANDLE AND IMPACTORS DEVICE CORRECTION NOTICE notifications were sent to the affected distributors and medical professionals. All distributors were notified via electronic mail, and all medical professionals with affected inventory were also notified by distributor or Sales Consultant via in person delivery or mail or electronic mail. The recall notification included a description of the reason for the recall, affected product, consignee responsibilities, and instructions for responding to the formal recall notification. For questions, please contact Kim Earle, Recall Coordinator, at 574-371-4917 (M-F; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EDT).


  • Model / Serial
    CATALOG NO. : 2544-01-017 LOT NUMBER: All Lots Barcode GTIN: 10603295423324
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-US (nationwide) except AK and RI, including PR and the countries of Chile, Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and United Kingdom (UK
  • Product Description
    The ATTUNE INTUITION Impaction Handle is a re-useable instrument utilized in knee replacement procedures. The instrument interfaces with several related ATTUNE instruments: keel punch, tibial tower, evaluation bullet, fixed bearing tibial impactor, rotating platform tibial impactor, and femoral impactor, for the purpose of impaction, extraction, and insertion applications at steps within the surgical procedure. Due to the frequency of its use, two impaction handles are supplied in each kit.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., 700 Orthopaedic Dr, Warsaw IN 46582-3994
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source