Recall of Device Recall Sirius Polish Cemented Stem 34B

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Biomet, 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 2
  • 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, hip, semi-constrained, metal/polymer, cemented - Product Code JDI
  • Reason
    After receiving a complaint, biomet orthopedic inc., conducted an investigation which determined that the following parts were mixed up prior to packaging and shipment: sirius polish cemented stem 348 catalog number: 51-199333, lot number identification: 024320 and sirius polish cemented stem 38c, catalog number: 51-199335, lot number identification: 141680, 180920.
  • Action
    Sent notices to customers dated 12/2/2014 notifying them of the recall: 5 were implanted, 3 were shipped to subsidiary for testing, and 2 are in Biomet control. Public Contact for the recall is: Audrey Daenzer, Field Action Specialist, Regulatory Compliance, can be contacted from Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM, 574-372-1570.


  • Model / Serial
    Sirius Polish Cemented Stem 38C Catalog Number: 51-199335 Lot Number Identification: 141680, 180920
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Foreign Distribution in China and Australia only.
  • Product Description
    Sirius Polish Cemented Stem 38C || Catalog Number: 51-199335 || Lot Number Identification: 141680, 180920 || The Biomet's Sirius Femoral Hip Stem is a double-tapered, highly polished cemented hip stem, designed for either primary or revision surgery. A distal centralizer is provided for optimal placement within the femoral canal. The system is used with Type 1 taper modular heads and compatible acetabular shells/liners and screws to provide a total hip replacement system.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    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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