Recall of RECLAIM Distal Reamer Extension

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by DePuy Orthopaedics, 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
    Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
  • Reason
    Specific lots are being recalled due to the potential for the tabs to break, leaving fragments in the patient.
  • Action
    On February 25, 2013, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. issued a device correction for the specific lots of the RECLAIM Distal Reamer Extension impacted by this recall. The letter stated the reason for the recall and swap out. A subsequent letter outlined a formal swap-out process of the affected reamer extensions as part of the device correction strategy. Newly designed devices are now available. Questions about device swap-out information may be directed to Kim Earle, Recall Coordinator, 574-371-4917; and Surgeon questions may be directed to DePuy's Scientific Information Office at 1-888-554-2482.


  • Model / Serial
    J0111, J0211, J0411, J0611, J0911, J1211, NB12649, NB12650, NB12651, NB12652, NB12653, NB12654, NB12655, NB12656, NB23480, NB23481, NB3584, NB3586, NB3587, NB3588, NB3590, NB3591, NB5955, NB7894, NB8016, NB8017, NB8018, NB8019, NB8020, NB8021, NB8022, NB8023, 578910, 578913, R578910, R578912, R578913, 582631, and  592125.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA, including the states of ME, MD, PA, MA, FL, LA, IL, IA, OH, MN, TX, MT, WA, CA, HI, NV, AZ, KY, WI, CO, GA, MI, NC, VA, NY, TN, and IN; and, the countries of Canada, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, and Chile.
  • Product Description
    RECLAIM Distal Reamer Extension || Non Sterile || REF 2975-00-500 || Intended as an attachment device to the distal reamers to allow the surgeon to clear soft tissue while reaming the distal femoral canal.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., 700 Orthopaedic Dr, Warsaw IN 46582-3994
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source