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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of February 27, 2013

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Product Detail

Product Description LPS Diaphyseal Sleeves Product Usage: The LPS Diaphyseal Sleeves are used with the LPS System which is an end-stage revision knee product that allows surgeons to reconstruct severe soft tissue and bony defects.
Recall Number Z-0829-2013
Classification Class I
Code Info Part number: 198720020 and Lot numbers: 140576, 156212, 156213, 156214, 162644, 188411, 202954, 156214A, 202954A, B34GD1000, B4SBN1000, B4SBNA000, B4SBNB000, B4SBNC000, B5RAW1000, B5RAWA000, C3RHJ1000, C74JX1000, C74JXA, E18N61000, E3PKV1000, EF8GB1000, and FL2WB1.
Product Distributed Qty 162 total units (US) and 102 units total (OUS)
Reason For Recall DePuy Orthopaedics is initiating a voluntary recall of the LPS Diaphyseal sleeve because the product has the potential for fracture at the taper junction. The LPS Diaphyseal Sleeve to Diaphyseal Sleeve Base taper connection may not be sufficient to accommodate potential physiologic loads that may be transferred to the junction during normal gait activities by some patients.

Event Detail

Event Id 63783
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
City Warsaw
State IN
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-01-04
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, and WV and the countries of Holland, Australia, Austria, South Africa and Canada including Veteran Administration hospitals.
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