Recall of Device Recall Stryker Orthopaedics

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp..

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, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
  • Reason
    Stryker orthopaedics received a report that 5537-g-319 no 3. triathlon ts plus tibial insert x3 poly 19 mm i insert was in a package labeled as a 5532-g-511 triathlon ps stibialism insert.
  • Action
    Stryker Orthopaedics sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification letter dated July 9, 2015 and Product Accountability Forms via return receipt. The letter identified the affected product, problem, potential hazard, risk mitigation and actions to be taken. Contact Stryker Orthopaedics Sales Representative to arrange for return of the affected product. For questions call 201-831-5826.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog Number 5532-G-511 Lot LD8D7Y  Catalog Number 5537-G-319 Lot TT6JT2
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide
  • Product Description
    Triathlon PS X3 Tibial Insert; No. 3 Triathlon TS Plus Tibial Insert X3 Poly 19 mm || Product Usage: || The Triathlon PS X3 (posterior stabilized), cat no 5532-G-xxx and X3 TS (total stabilizing) Plus, cat. no. 5537-G-XXX, Tibial Inserts are used in TKA surgeries. During surgery, the tibial insert is locked into the tibial baseplate where it serves as the bearing component for the articulating surface of a corresponding Triathlon femoral component.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Stryker Howmedica Osteonics Corp., 325 Corporate Dr, Mahwah NJ 07430-2006
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source