Recall of Device Recall Smith & Nephew BIRMINGHAM HIP (TM) RESURFACING FEMORAL HEAD,

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Smith & Nephew, 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
  • 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/metal, resurfacing - Product Code NXT
  • Reason
    The firm observed that the birmingham hip(tm) resurfacing (bhr) system had revision rates which were higher than established benchmarks.
  • Action
    Smith & Nephew sent an notification letter dated June 3, 2015 to customers via E-mail and Fed- Ex. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were asked to quarantine the product and return it. Distributors were asked to notified their customers of the recall and ask them to return the product.


  • Model / Serial
    all codes
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide and countries of: Australia, Austria, Bahrain (UAE), Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • Product Description
    Smith & Nephew BIRMINGHAM HIP (TM) RESURFACING FEMORAL HEAD, STERILE R, Rx only, REF Numbers: 74121138 (38 MM), 74123140 (40 MM), 74121142 (42 MM), 74123144 (44 MM), 74121146 (46 MM). || Product Usage: Hip joint prosthesis
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Smith & Nephew, Inc., 1450 E Brooks Rd, Memphis TN 38116-1804
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source