Recall of Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis System

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, shoulder, semi-constrained, metal/polymer cemented - Product Code KWS
  • Reason
    The device has the potential to not appropriately mate with the humeral stem.
  • Action
    DJO Surgical sent an "URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTICE" letter dated April 18, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter described the product, problem, and the actions to be taken by the customers. The letter instructed customers to quarantine affected products and to contact Customer Service to obtain replacement products and a RMA. Questions are directed to the Director of Commercial Logistics at 512-834-6330.


  • Model / Serial
    Model Number 508-00-000: lot #s: 848C1078, 848C1079, 848C1080, 848C1081, 848C1082, 848C1083, 848C1084, 848C1085, 848C1086, 848C1087  Model number: 508-00-008, lot #'s: 854C1016
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution--USA (nationwide) including the states of CA, FL, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, NM, NY, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, and WA and the countries of Germany, Italy, and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis System RSP Humeral Socket Shell DJO 9800 Metric Blvd. Austin, TX 78758 STERILE R Model numbers: 508-00-000 and 508-00-008. || The Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis (RSP) is indicated for use in patients with a grossly rotator cuff deficient shoulder joint with severe arthropathy or a previously failed joint replacement with a gross rotator cuff deficient shoulder joint. The patient's joint must be anatomically and structurally suited to receive the selected implant (s), and a functional deltoid muscles in necessary to use the device.
  • Manufacturer


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