Recall of Device Recall Keramos CeramiconCeramic Acetabular System

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 3
  • 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
    Prosthesis, Hip, Semi-Constrained, Metal/Polymer, Porous Uncemented - Product Code LPH
  • Reason
    Voids in the porous coating of a component used in total hip replacement surgery.
  • Action
    Firm notified all sales agents by letter on January 12, 2006 with instructions to return the product. The second letters went out on January 30, 2006 to the sales associates with instructions to contact the implanting physicians.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot numbers 276202 and 270512
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide. Iowa, Florida, California, Arizona, South Dakota, Utah, Missouri, Texas, and Massachusetts, Maryland, Oklahoma, Nevada
  • Product Description
    Porous titanium flared rim acetabular shell with three clustered holes in even sizes from 48 to 66mm, a hip prosthesis component. The lot number on the product labeling is the unique identifier of this component.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Encore Medical, Lp, 9800 Metric Blvd, Austin TX 78758
  • Source