Recall of Humeral Stem

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
    shoulder prosthesis, reverse configuration - Product Code PHX
  • Reason
    Difficulty assembling the shell trial to the broach and the retaining ring disassembled from the screw.
  • Action
    The firm, DJO Global, sent an "URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTICE" letter dated 9/16/15 to affected consignees/customers. The letter described the product, problem, and actions to be taken. The consignees/customers were instructed quarantine the device, pass the notice on to all who need to be aware within your organization, contact customer service to place a replacement order and receive an RMA number; and to complete a response form and return the recalled device for a replacement. If you have any questions, please call (512) 834-6302 or by email at


  • Model / Serial
    Lot: 180052L01
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Distribution to states of: PA, FL, ID, and CA.
  • Product Description
    AltiVate Humeral Socket Shell Trial, Part Number 804-06-052 || The glenoid baseplate is intended for cementless application with addition of screws for fixation. The humeral stem is intended for cemented or cementless use. This device may also be indicated in the salvage of previously failed surgical attempts. Shoulder reconstructive surgery should be reserved for patients who have failed non-operative treatments.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Encore Medical, Lp, 9800 Metric Blvd, Austin TX 78758-5445
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source