Recall of Device Recall Kinemax Stem Extenders

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp..

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
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  • 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, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
  • Reason
    Stryker received four customer complaints reporting that inside the box labeled part #6476-8-260 (kinemax stem extenders, 80 mm) there was a different part #6476-8-250 (kinemax stem extenders, 40 mm.
  • Action
    Stryker Orthopaedics an Urgent Medical Device Recall Letter/Notification Acknowledgement Form dated April 9, 2015 to their affected customers. The recall letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers are asked to contact their Stryker Orthopaedics Sales Representative to arrange for return of the product if they have any of the affected items. Customers are asked to complete and return the acknowledgement form within 5 days by emailing to: or faxed to: 1-855-251-3635. For question call 201-831-6365.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog No. 6476-8-260, Lot code: EJPLC
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide distribution in the states of MA and RI.
  • Product Description
    Kinemax Stem Extenders, 80 mm, || Product Usage: || Kinemax Cemented Stem Extenders are modular components designed to be mated with tibial baseplates or femoral components of the Modular Rotating Hinge (MRH), Scorpio Total Stabilizer (TS) or Duracon TS knee replacement systems. The Kinemax Cemented Stem Extenders are available in three different lengths, 40 mm (Part #6476-8-250), 80mm (Part #6476-8-260) and 155mm (Part #6476-8-270). The 40 mm cemented stem extender is not indicated for use in the MRH system; however, it is indicated for use with the Scorpio TS and Duracon TS systems (LRKS/G Rev. 2). Both the 80mm and 155mm stem extenders are indicated for use in all three systems.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp., 325 Corporate Dr, Mahwah NJ 07430-2002
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
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