Recall of Selex M2A Magnum Modular Head, 40 mm

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by 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 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, hip, semi-constrained, metal/ceramic/polymer, cemented or non-porous, uncemented - Product Code LZO
  • Reason
    Devices with a specification for a +6mm neck length were incorrectly labeled for a +3mm neck length specification.
  • Action
    Biomet contacted consignees with device inventory by telephone on September 13, 2011 requesting all associated product be quarantined immediately. An Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice was sent via U.S. mail March 23, 2012 to consignees with directions to immediately locate, discontinue use of the affected product and return to Biomet. The letter instructed consignees to carefully follow the instructions on the enclosed "FAX Back Response Form" and fax a copy of the Response Form to 574-372-1683 prior to return of product. The notification letter to consignees contained directions to confirm receipt of notice by calling 800-348-9500, extension 3983 or 3009. Questions concerning recall are directed to 574-372-3983 or 574371-3009 M-F 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (ET).


  • Model / Serial
    Part S331140, Lot 446970
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    USA Nationwide Distribution including the states of: MI, NC., OK and WI.
  • Product Description
    Ref, S331140 Selex M2A Magnum Modular Head, 40 mm head diameter plus 3 mm neck,1 Taper, Sterile, Biomet Orthopedics, Warsaw, IN || Product Usage: || Intended for use in non-cemented primary and revision hip joint replacement
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Biomet, Inc., 56 E Bell Dr, Warsaw IN 46582-6989
  • 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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