Recall of Device Recall LCS Complete Knee Revision System VVC Insert

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by DePuy Orthopaedics, 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
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  • 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, metal/polymer, mobile bearing - Product Code NJL
  • Reason
    Depuy orthopaedics, inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of the lcs complete knee revision system vvc insert small 22.5mm, due to the insert being manufactured outside of specifications, which prevents the insert from properly seating in the mating tibial tray.
  • Action
    DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. initiated a voluntary recall on 11/8/2016 via letter mailed to the customer. Only one device was distributed in the U.S., and this was removed from the hospital on 21-Oct-2016. This recall does not affect any other lots of the LCS Complete Knee Revision System VVC Insert Small 22.5mm devices. The recall notice provides instructions for notifying the medical facility that received, used, or purchased the affected lot of the LCS Complete Knee Revision System VVC Insert Small 22.5mm. The purpose of this device recall is to notify medical professionals of the possible effects of using the affected device and to communicate that there are no recalled devices distributed at this time. The customer was asked to do the following: Complete the Reconciliation Form and return to your DePuy Orthopaedics Sales Consultant or fax to 574-371-4939 or email to within five (5) business-days of this notice. " Retain a copy of the completed Reconciliation Form and this notice in your files. " Forward this notice to others in your facility that need to be informed. Effectiveness will be determined by the return of one US Medical Facility Reconciliation Form. For questions about device recall information provided, please contact Kim Earle, Senior Recall Coordinator, at 574-371-4917 or or


  • Model / Serial
    LCS COMP VVC INS SM 22.5MM, Product Code: 129424122, Lot# C08294, GTIN: (01)10603295024484, Expiry: 31-Mar-2021
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Distribution in the state of TN
  • Product Description
    LCS Complete Knee Revision System VVC Insert || Product Usage: || LCS VVC Insert is used in Knee Revision Surgery
  • Manufacturer


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