Recall of Device Recall LPS Diaphyseal Sleeves

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 1
  • 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, knee, patello/femorotibial, semi-constrained, uncemented, porous, coated, polymer/metal/ - Product Code MBH
  • Reason
    Depuy orthopaedics is initiating a voluntary recall of the lps diaphyseal sleeve because the product has the potential for fracture at the taper junction. the lps diaphyseal sleeve to diaphyseal sleeve base taper connection may not be sufficient to accommodate potential physiologic loads that may be transferred to the junction during normal gait activities by some patients.
  • Action
    DePuy Othopaedics sent an Urgent Information Medical Device Recall Notice letter dated January 4, 2013 to all affected customers. The letter identified the affected products, reason for recall, clinical implications and actions to be taken. The letter instructed customers to check inventory, discontinue use, cease further distribution and return all inventory on hand for credit. Customers were requested to complete and return the Reconciliation Form. For product-related questions contact your local DePuy Othopaedics Sales Representative, clinical questions contact DePuy's Scientific Information Office at 1-888-554-2482 and recall notice information call 574-372-7333.


  • Model / Serial
    Part number: 198720020 and Lot numbers: 140576, 156212, 156213, 156214, 162644, 188411, 202954, 156214A, 202954A, B34GD1000, B4SBN1000, B4SBNA000, B4SBNB000, B4SBNC000, B5RAW1000, B5RAWA000, C3RHJ1000, C74JX1000, C74JXA, E18N61000, E3PKV1000, EF8GB1000, and FL2WB1.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, and WV and the countries of Holland, Australia, Austria, South Africa and Canada including Veteran Administration hospitals.
  • Product Description
    LPS Diaphyseal Sleeves || Product Usage: || The LPS Diaphyseal Sleeves are used with the LPS System which is an end-stage revision knee product that allows surgeons to reconstruct severe soft tissue and bony defects.
  • Manufacturer


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