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
    Firm became aware that the specific product/lot combinations referenced above may contain the incorrect size implant from what is labeled on the box.
  • Action
    Branches/Agencies notified by email on 01/16/2018 and were asked to quarantine affected devices. Notification letters and product accountability forms were sent via UPS (with return receipt) on 01/15/2018. Customer notifications were updated and sent to consignees on 03/16/2018 as the technical and medical assessments associated with the issue were completed and additional information related to potential hazards and harms were identified.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog 5521-B-300, lot code ATV7IA Catalog 5521-B-400, lot code ATY40A
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Affected products were sent to three medical facilities. Affected product will be returned to the manufacturer for disposition.
  • Product Description
    Knee Prosthesis, Sterile, Single-Use devices || Product Usage: || The knee system devices are intended for use 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