Recall of Device Recall Zimmer M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer Biomet, 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 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
    Zimmer biomet initiated a lot-specific voluntary recall on 02/11/2016, of the m/l taper hip prosthesis. single manufacturing lot of size 12.5, extended offset, m/l taper hip stems was incorrectly etched. the device was etched as std, rather than ext. the product packaging is labeled correctly as extended. offset, and the device is an extended offset stem.
  • Action
    Zimmer, Inc. initiated a lot-specific voluntary recall on 02/11/2016, of the M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis. Electronic notices were e-mailed to distributors, and letters were mailed via certified mail on 02/11/2016 to distributors and hospitals. A field complaint investigation confirmed that this single manufacturing lot of Size 12.5, Extended Offset, M/L Taper hip stems was incorrectly etched. The device was etched as STD, rather than EXT. The product packaging is labeled correctly as Extended Offset, and the device is an extended offset stem. Distributors will return on-hand product to Zimmer Biomet and ensure all of their products are accounted for using the form provided in the letter. Hospital risk managers and surgeons will be provided with a letter identifying the issue and their responsibilities. These responsibilities include: Assisting the Zimmer Biomet sales representative with the quarantine of the product and completion and return of the Acknowledgement Form. Customers are asked to complete the Certificate of Acknowledgement Form and return to Customers with have further questions or concerns please call the customer call center at 1-800-348-2759 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm EST.


  • Model / Serial
    Item: 00-7711-012-20, Lot: 62937093
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distributed in the states of SD, MO, NY, MI, PA, KY and TN and in the country of Argentina.
  • Product Description
    M/L Taper Hip Prosthesis (Item: 00-7711-012-20, Lot: 62937093
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer Biomet, 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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