Recall of NexGen Offset Stem Extension

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, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
  • Reason
    Zimmer biomet is conducting a lot-specific medical device field action for two lots of the nexgen offset stem extension implants. product complaints indicated that the size etched on the part and labeled on the product packaging were incorrect.
  • Action
    Zimmer Biomet is conducting a voluntary recall for two lots of the NexGen Offset Stem Extension implants following product complaints indicating that the size etched on the part and labeled on the product packaging were incorrect. Zimmer Biomet distributed recall notices on April 28, 2017, via FedEx. Customers were instructed to do the following: 1. Review this notification and ensure affected personnel are aware of the contents. 2. Assist your Zimmer Biomet sales representative quarantine all affected product. 3. Your Zimmer Biomet sales representative will remove the affected product from your facility. 4. Complete Attachment 1  Certificate of Acknowledgement. a. Return a digital copy to b. Retain a copy of the Acknowledgement Form with your field action records in the event of a compliance audit of your facilities documentation. 5. If after reviewing this notice you have further questions or concerns please call 574-371-3071 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm EST, Monday through Friday. Calls received outside of the call center operating hours will receive a prompt to record a voicemail or be transferred to an on-call representative in the case of an emergency. Alternatively, your questions may be sent by email to For further questions, please call (574) 371-3071.


  • Model / Serial
    Item Number: 00-5988-020-14, Lot Number: 63463357, Description: NexGen Offset Stem Ext Size 14, UDI: (01)00889024221475(17)260930(10)63463357; Item Number: 00-5988-020-17, Lot Number: 63463367, Description: (01)00889024221505(17)260930(10)63463367, Manufactured Date: 9/19/2016, Expiration Date: 9/30/2026
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Distribution to the states of: WI, CA, PA, NJ, IN, VA, WA, MN and HI ., and to the countries of : Brazil, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Iran and Nigeria. VA/DOD: None
  • Product Description
    NexGen Offset Stem Extension, sizes 14mm and 17mm || For use in total arthroplasty.
  • 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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