Recall of Device Recall Pinnacle Cancellous Screw

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, hip, semi-constrained, metal/polymer, porous uncemented - Product Code LPH
  • Reason
    Depuy orthopaedics, inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of ten lots of the pinnacle¿ cancellous screw due to an incorrect description on the label. the label description reads pinnacle cannulated screw and should read pinnacle cancellous screw.
  • Action
    The firm, DePuy Orthopedics, Inc., sent an "URGENT INFORMATION - MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL NOTICE" dated July 2012 to its customers via email and mail. The notice described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to determine whether they would like to retain and use the product or return affected product to DePuy in Warsaw, IN, and to complete and return the Reconciliation forms to your DePuy Sales Representative or by fax to: 574-371-4939. DePuy sales representatives are expected to aid customers in returning of recalled products. For questions about recall information provided, please contact the Manager, Post-Market Surveillance, 574-372-7333 (M-F; 8 am - 5 pm EDT.)


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog number: 121708500 and Lot numbers: 227619, 227620, 227621, 227622, 227627, 227630, 227646, 227650, 227651, and 227656.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide distribution: USA states of: GA, MA, MN, SC and VA.
  • Product Description
    Pinnacle Cancellous Screw || Packaging: Product is housed within a polyurethane protector; this is placed inside an uncoated Tyvek/PET peel pouch and sealed. This package is placed into a paperboard carton, labeled and shrink-wrapped. || PINNACLE¿ CANCELLOUS Bone Screws are ancillary fixation devices used in total hip arthroplasties. These screws are used to secure PINNACLE ACETABULAR Shell implants to the acetabulum via screw holes designed in the shell. Intended Use: This product is indicated for use in total hip replacement procedures for patients suffering severe pain and disability due to structural damage in the hip joint from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, collagen disorders, avascular necrosis, and nonunion of femoral fractures.
  • Manufacturer


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