Recall of Device Recall SIGMA HP PFJ Cemented Trochlear Implant

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
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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, femorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, metal/polymer - Product Code HRY
  • Reason
    The sigma¿ hp pfj cemented trochlear implants, a standalone component of the partial knee system is being recalled based on elevated revision rates observed as part of the company s post market surveillance process.
  • Action
    Notifications were sent to the firm's consignees with the following instructions. Immediately Inspect Inventory: DISTRIBUTORS & SALES OFFICES: Inspect all inventory to identify any affected devices. 2. Return Affected U.S. Distributor/Sales Office Inventory: If any affected devices are found in a U.S. Distributors/Sales Offices inventory, return to: DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction 3. To Expedite the Return Process: Be sure to reference H17-19 on all return paperwork and/or online return forms and on the outside of the box when returning recalled devices. 4. Upon receipt of the affected devices, a credit will be issued using the normal returns process. 5. Identify Consignment Hospitals: Within 5-business days, complete the Distributor / Sales Office Response Card: 5.1. Provide the Medical Facility contact information and indicate the US Distributor/Sales Office has returned all affected devices. MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS: Steps to Take: " Cease using the affected components. " Return Affected Implants: Complete the reconciliation form and return to the sales consultant or fax to 574-371-4939 within five (5) days of this notice. Additional Notifications: o Notify surgeon users at your facility by providing them with a copy of this notice to ensure surgeon users are aware of this device recall. Forward this notice to others in your facility that need to be informed. o If any affected product has been forwarded to another facility, contact that facility immediately to communicate this field action with the facility/facilities. For further questions, please call (574) 372-7136.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) Distribution including Puerto Rico and to the states of : AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, and the District of Columbia., and to the countries of : Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia. Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    (1) Sigma HP Cemented Trochlea Size 1 Narrow Left, Catalog Number: 102403100, GTIN: 10603295001614; (2) Sigma HP Cemented Trochlea Size 2 Narrow Left, Catalog Number: 102403200, GTIN: 10603295001621; (3) Sigma HP Cemented Trochlea Size 3 Narrow Left, Catalog Number: 102403300, GTIN: 10603295001638; (4) Sigma HP Cemented Trochlea Size 4 Narrow Left, Catalog Number: 102403400, GTIN: 10603295001645; (5) Sigma HP Cemented Trochlea Size 5 Narrow Left, Catalog Number: 102403500, GTIN: 10603295001652; (6) Sigma HP Cemented Trochlea Size 1 Narrow Right, Catalog Number: 102404100, GTIN: 10603295001669; (7) Sigma HP Cemented Trochlea Size 2 Narrow Right, Catalog Number: 102404200, GTIN: 10603295001676; (8) Sigma HP Cemented Trochlea Size 3 Narrow Right, Catalog Number: 102404300, GTIN: 10603295001683; (9) Sigma HP Cemented Trochlea Size 4 Narrow Right, Catalog Number: 102404400, GTIN: 10603295001690; (10) Sigma HP Cemented Trochlea Size 5 Narrow Right, Catalog Number: 102404500, GTIN: 10603295001706
  • Manufacturer


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