Recall of Device Recall CONSTRAINED LINER

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Smith & Nephew, 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
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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
    Prosthesis, hip, constrained, cemented or uncemented, metal/polymer - Product Code KWZ
  • Reason
    The r3 constrained outer liner locking groove diameter is 0.030 inches oversized and may not allow the locking ring to engage into the r3 shell.
  • Action
    Smith & Nephew sent an Urgent-Product Recall Notification letter dated May 6, 2015. to Sales offices by E-mail and Hospitals via Fed- Ex. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were asked to quarantine the product and return it. Distributors were asked to notified their customers of the recall and ask them to return the product.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot numbers: 14HM08148, 14HM08176, and 14HM08206
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of CA, FL, IL, IN, MI, NE, NY, TN, TX, VA, WI and the countries of Australia, Switzerland, Chile, Canada, and Spain
  • Product Description
    R3(TM) 28 MM I.D., 62 MM O.D. CONSTRAINED LINER, REF 71339162, QTY: (1), STERILE EO. || Product Usage: || The R3 Constrained liner Acetabular System is a cemented or uncemented prosthesis intended to replace a hip joint. The Constrained liner is intended for primary or revision patients at high risk for hip dislocation due to a history of prior dislocation, bone loss, soft tissue laxity, neuromuscular disease, or intra-operative instability and for whom all other options to constrained acetabular components have been considered. The R3 Constrained liner is intended for single use only.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Smith & Nephew, Inc., 1450 E Brooks Rd, Memphis TN 38116-1804
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source