Recall of Device Recall Triathlon Revision Knee

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by 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 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, patello/femorotibial, semi-constrained, uncemented, porous, coated, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code MBH
  • Reason
    Customers may receive the incorrect size implant from what is labeled on the box.
  • Action
    On January 31, 2018 branches/agencies received notification of the recall via e-mail and were asked to quarantine affected devices. Notification Letters and Product Accountability Forms were sent to branches, agencies & hospital risk management via UPS (with return receipt) on January 31, 2018 with an expected arrival date of February 02, 2018. Customers were asked to complete a Notification Business Reply Form and return via e-mail or fax. Affected product is to be returned to the manufacturer. Customers with questions may contact (201)831-6693.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog #5545-A-301, lot code ER9WA1A, ER9WA1D, ER9WA1E Catalog #5546-A-601, lot code ER9MA5A
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    USA (nationwide) Distribution to the states of : AL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, KS, MA, MD, MI, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WA
  • Product Description
    Triathlon Revision Knee Catalog #5545-A-301 and Catalog #5546-A-601 || The knee system devices are sterile, single-use devices intended for us in revision total knee arthroplasty to alleviate pain and restore function.
  • Manufacturer


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