Recall of Device Recall HP LCS IM Hole Locator instrument

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

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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
    Use of excessive force when impacting may lead to intra-operative femoral fracture.
  • Action
    The firm, DePuy Synthes, sent an "URGENT INFORMATION - DEVICE CORRECTION NOTICE HP LCS IM Hole Locator" notification dated November 12, 2014 to the affected distributors. 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. The distributors were instructed to: review the instructions and the information in this notice; provide this notice to your sales consultants, and complete and return the DISTRIBUTOR RESPONSE CARD: Verify Sales Consultant Notifications via fax to (574) 371-4939 or email: For questions, please contact Recall Coordinator, at 574-371-4917 (M-F; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST).


  • Model / Serial
    CATALOG NO. : 9505-01-041 Barcode GTIN: 10603295224389 ALL LOTS
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) including states of: AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MT, NC, NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI; and countries of: Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    I.M. Hole Locator Instrument. Orthopedic manual surgical instrument. || The IM Hole locator guides the IM drill during IM Hole preparation. The instrument is positioned between the condyles and aligned with the anatomical axis. Pins can be placed in the IM hole locator to assist with additional stability. The drill bush may also be lightly impacted onto the distal femur for additional stability.
  • Manufacturer


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