Recall of Device Recall VerSys Hip System, Beaded Fullcoat Stems

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer, 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/polymer, porous uncemented - Product Code LPH
  • Reason
    During routine inspection, beaded hip stem forgings received from supplier failed to meet zes 2a-102. processing of beaded cocrmo alloy hip stem, material requirements per ats #14-04818 and ats #14-05549, respectively.
  • Action
    On 6/2/2014 the firm sent "Urgent Medical Device Recall" letters to their customers. On 8/13/14, Zimmer contacted a distributor via phone pertaining to one additional lot (00-7843-011-06; lot 62547211) which had been included in the recall. Formal recall notices were issued to the distributor via email on 8/15/14.


  • Model / Serial
    Item # 784301108, Lot #'s: 62478967, 62479742, 62503408, 62528282, 62530786, 62544915, 62554360; Item # 784301126, Lot #: 62544885, 62547211, Item # 784301156, Lot #, 62587079; Item # 784301208, Lot #'s: 62503411, 62509385, 62530790, 62547217, 62554362; Item # 784301226, Lot #'s: 62515502, 62547216; Item # 784301256, Lot #'s: 62489572, 62522386; Item # 784301326, Lot #, 62496464, 62594428, 62622893; Item # 784301356, Lot #: 62622894; Item # 784301382, Lot #: 62544907; Item # 784301511, Lot #: 62472423 & Item # 784301581, Lot #: 62496469.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, NC, ND, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA & WI, and the countries of Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Japan, Korea (S. Korea), Peru, Taiwan & Thailand.
  • Product Description
    VerSys¿ Hip System, Beaded Fullcoat Stems, Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN 46581
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer, Inc., 1800 W Center St, Warsaw IN 46580-2304
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “The safety of patients has always been, and continues to be, Zimmer Biomet’s top priority and it is our honor to be a leader in this industry for the past 90 years,” Zimmer Biomet told ICIJ in a statement. “We adhere to strict regulatory standards, and work closely with the FDA and all applicable regulatory agencies in each of our regions as part of our commitment to operating a first-rate quality management system across our global manufacturing network. The company added that it is focused on staying at the forefront of innovation and doing right by the millions of patients who rely on the company’s products.
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