Recall of Device Recall LEGION Hemi Stepped Tibial Wedge

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 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
    The package for catalog item, a legion hemi stepped tibial wedge, 5 mm size 5-6 lt-lat/ rt-mdl, should include both a screw-on hemi stepped tibial wedge and two tibial wedge screws to affix the wedge to the tibial baseplate. a complaint was received indicating that the screws packaged with the wedge were too long.
  • Action
    The firm notified their direct consignee of the issue on 01/18/2016 by email. The notice requested return of the product.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distributed in the states of TN, WI, OH, and KS, and in the countries of Belgium, Germany, and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    LEGION(TM) HEMI STEPPED, TIBIAL SCREW-ON WEDGE, REF 71421147, QTY 1, 5 MM, SIZE 5-6 LT-LAT / RT-MDL; Tibial knee prosthesis, augment.
  • Manufacturer


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