Recall of Device Recall RingLoc Acetabular Shells

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer Biomet, 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, hip, semi-constrained, metal/polymer, porous uncemented - Product Code LPH
  • Reason
    Device was distributed with the etching missing from the product.
  • Action
    The firm, Zimmer Biomet, sent an, "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL REMOVAL" letter dated 6/28/2017 via email and FedEx on approximately 06/29/2017 to its consignees. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The consignees were Instructed to ensure appropriate personnel are notified, immediately locate and quarantine affected product in inventory, complete and return the Certification of Acknowledgement form by email or fax to: 574-372-4265, return all affected products, and provide the names of any locations where product was further distributed to. If after reviewing this notice you have further questions or concerns please call the customer call center at 1-574-371-3071 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm EST, Monday through Friday. Calls received outside of the call center operating hours will receive a prompt to record a voicemail or be transferred to an on-call representative in the case of an emergency. Alternatively, your questions may be sent by email to


  • Model / Serial
    Model No. 11-116062, Lot No. 374670, UDI No. (01) 0 0880304 59316 9 (17) 270513 (10) 374670
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distributed domestically to MI, MN, ND.
  • Product Description
    PPS RingLoc+ Acetabular Shell, RNGLC+ LTD HOLE SHELL SZ62 || The Porous Plasma Spray (PPS) Ringloc¿+ Acetabular System is intended to replace the natural acetabulurn damaged by disease, trauma or revision of previous arthroplasty. The Porous Plasma Spray (PPS) Ringloc¿+ Acetabular System is intended for uncemented use only.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer Biomet, Inc., 56 E Bell Dr, Warsaw IN 46582-6989
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “The safety of patients has always been, and continues to be, Zimmer Biomet’s top priority and it is our honor to be a leader in this industry for the past 90 years,” Zimmer Biomet told ICIJ in a statement. “We adhere to strict regulatory standards, and work closely with the FDA and all applicable regulatory agencies in each of our regions as part of our commitment to operating a first-rate quality management system across our global manufacturing network. The company added that it is focused on staying at the forefront of innovation and doing right by the millions of patients who rely on the company’s products.
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