Recall of Foundation Tibial Broach

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
    Prosthesis, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
  • Reason
    The strike plate may dislodge from the broach stem handle during impaction of the device.
  • Action
    DJO Global sent an URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTICE letter dated October 26, 2011, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to pass the information to all those who need to be aware within their organization or to any organization where the affected devices have been transferred. Customers should contact Customer Service to place a replacement order and receive an RMA number and return all affected devices using the RMA number. For any questions call (512) 834-6255.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot#'s 35149L02, 36204L06, 37990L06, 38272L13, and 50479L12
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA including AR, AZ, CA, LA, MD, NY, TX, UT and Puerto Rico and the countries of United Kingdom and Italy
  • Product Description
    Foundation Tibial Broach P/N 801-01-013 || Foundation Tibial Broach to be used in conjunction with the Tibial Sizing Template and Tibial Broach Guide to prepare the resected tibial plateau for acceptance of a keeled tibial Baseplate stem. P/N 801-01-013
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Encore Medical, Lp, 9800 Metric Blvd, Austin TX 78758
  • Source