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Class 3 Device Recall BIOMET Mallory/Head

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  Class 3 Device Recall BIOMET Mallory/Head see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 16, 2015
Date Posted June 11, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 16, 2016
Recall Number Z-1754-2015
Recall Event ID 71171
510(K)Number K030055  K003429  
Product Classification Prosthesis, hip, semi-constrained, metal/polymer, porous uncemented - Product Code LPH
Product Mallory/Head Primary Hip System; Size 11, 160 mm, Lateralized Femoral Stem; Ti-6Al-4V; Porous Plasma Uncemented, & Mallory/Head Total Hip System Size 12, 165 mm, Bi- Metric Femoral Components. Hip joint replacement components include: femoral stems, femoral heads, acetabular shells, and acetabular liners.
Code Information Part Numbers: 11-104212 & 11-104211;Use-by 2025-03-18; Lot Numbers: 127340, 182030, 349650.
Recalling Firm/
Biomet, Inc.
56 E Bell Dr
Warsaw IN 46582-6989
For Additional Information Contact Audrey Daenzer
800-348-9500 Ext. 1570
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Biomet hip joint, knee joint and shoulder joint replacement components device labeling contains incorrect GTIN (Global Trade Identification Number) codes.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling mix-ups
Action Biomet sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice letter dated April 29, 2015 to affected customers via Fed-Ex. The letter identifed the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were asked to complete the attached response form and return it along with recalled product to Biomet. For questions callt (574) 372-1570, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Quantity in Commerce 1315
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of AR, CA, IL, IN, PA, FL, KS, LA, WI, VA, MA, MD, NJ, UT, NC, TX, AL, MI, KY, OH, SD, MO, GA, NV, WA and the countries of: Europe, Canada, Japan, Chile, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Trinidad/Tobago, Thailand, Argentina, Australia, and China.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = LPH and Original Applicant = BIOMET, INC.