Recall of Device Recall Bone Cement

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Encore Medical, Lp.

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
    Bone cement - Product Code LOD
  • Reason
    The outer packaging was mislabeled on the box indicating "cobalt hv with gentamicin". the bone cement does not contain antibiotics.
  • Action
    The recalling firm sent an Urgent Field Safety Notice letter dated July 26 2016 to Sales Agents. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The sales agents were instructed to pass on the notice to any organization where the potential affected product has been transferred. Agents were instructed to identify hospitals in their territory, complete a visually inspection of the affected product in the hospital's inventory, complete an Acknowledgement and Receipt form. If affected products is found contact Customer Service at 1-800-456-8696 for replacement.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot 507970
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution
  • Product Description
    Cobalt HV Bone Cement || Product Usage: Cobalt HV Bone Cement provides two separate, pre-measured and sterilized components which when mixed form a radiopaque, rapidly setting bone cement.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Encore Medical, Lp, 9800 Metric Blvd, Austin TX 78758-5445
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source