Recall of Device Recall Trial Shell component of the accessory kit to the Shoulder Prosthesis Stem

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Encore Medical, Lp.

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
    shoulder prosthesis, reverse configuration - Product Code PHX
  • Reason
    The trial shell mating feature on the broach is undersized.
  • Action
    The recalling firm notified customers of the recall via letter on 12/8/15.


  • Model / Serial
    178881L05, 178881L06, 183345L03, 178881L09, 178881L10, 183345L05, 178881L11, 178881L12, 183345L06
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Throughout the US to the states: FL, PA, ID, CA, OH, AZ, TN, NV, WA, MS, GA, MA, KS, TX
  • Product Description
    AltiVate Reverse Humeral Broach, Size 10 Catalog number 804-06-040, Size 14 Catalog number 804-06-044, and Size 16 Catalog number 804-06-046. Orthopedic surgical instrument for use with Encore Shoulder prosthesis.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Encore Medical, Lp, 9800 Metric Blvd, Austin TX 78758-5445
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source