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Class 2 Device Recall TANDEM Bipolar Hip System

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  Class 2 Device Recall TANDEM Bipolar Hip System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 29, 2016
Create Date November 03, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 16, 2019
Recall Number Z-0350-2017
Recall Event ID 75283
510(K)Number K023743  
Product Classification Prosthesis, hip, hemi-, femoral, metal/polymer, cemented or uncemented - Product Code KWY
71322040, 71322041, 71322042, 71322043, 71322044, 71322045, 71322046, 71322047, 71322048, 71322049, 71322050, 71322051, 71322052, 71322053, 71322054, 71322055, 71322057
Code Information REF NUMBER 71322040 Serial Numbers: 14AM13511, 14AM13511A  REF NUMBER 71322041 Serial Numbers: 14AM21654  REF NUMBER 71322042 Serial Numbers: 13LM06353, 13MM17938, 13MM17940, 14AM01852, 14AM04660, 14AM04662, 13LM06354, 13MM17939   REF NUMBER 71322043 Serial Numbers: 13KM21801, 13LM09191, 13MM09504, 14AM01946, 14AM04663, 14BM15318, 13LM06356, 13LM09204, 13MM09507, 14AM02029, 14AM21664, 14BM15318A, 13LM06356A, 13MM02843, 14AM01855, 14AM02046, 14BM01137, 14BM19345  REF NUMBER 71322044 Serial Numbers:  13KM21825, 13LM09225, 13MM09510, 14AM02112, 14AM04670, 14BM08940A, 13KM24083, 13LM09236, 13MM09517, 14AM02118, 14AM13546, 13KM24083A, 13LM09236A, 13MM09517A, 14AM02120, 14BM01133, 13KM24084, 13MM02853, 13MM09517B, 14AM02120A, 14BM01133A, 13LM06357, 13MM02857, 13MM14125, 14AM04667, 14BM08938, 13LM06361, 13MM02857A, 13MM14135, 14AM04668, 14BM08940   REF NUMBER 71322045 Serial Numbers:  13KM17382, 13KM24087, 13MM02862A, 13MM17942, 14AM04672, 14BM08950, 13KM21826, 13LM00819, 13MM09520, 13MM17943, 14AM13549, 14BM08958,  13KM22753, 13LM09243, 13MM09520A, 13MM17943A, 14AM21666, 14BM15339, 13KM22755, 13LM09247, 13MM09523, 14AM02117, 14AM21669, 13KM24086,  13MM02862, 13MM17941, 14AM02117A, 14BM06955    REF NUMBER 71322046 Serial Numbers:  13KM17387, 13LM09274, 13LM11684, 13MM09524A, 14AM04682, 14BM15355, 13KM22756, 13LM09275, 13MM02888A, 13MM09526, 14AM13552, 14BM15358, 13KM22756A, 13LM09275A, 13MM02892, 13MM09527, 14AM21677, 14BM16787,  13KM24089, 13LM09278, 13MM02893, 13MM09991, 14AM21681, 14BM19253, 13LM00818, 13LM09281, 13MM02893A, 14AM02121, 14BM06952, 13LM00818A, 13LM11683, 13MM02897, 14AM02121A, 14BM12173, 13LM09258, 13LM11683A, 13MM09524, 14AM02124, 14BM12174   REF NUMBER 71322047 Serial Numbers:  13LM00809, 13LM00817B, 13LM11695, 13MM02901, 14AM21693, 14BM16794A, 13LM00809A, 13LM09285A, 13LM11700, 13MM02901B, 14BM12175, 14BM16795, 13LM00810, 13LM09289, 13LM14993, 13MM09528, 14BM12176, 14BM16795A, 13LM00816, 13LM09289A, 13LM15004, 13MM09529, 14BM16791, 13LM00817A,  13LM11689, 13MM02900, 14AM02127, 14BM16794   REF NUMBER 71322048 Serial Numbers:  13LM01881, 13LM01886, 13LM11730, 13MM02905, 14AM13555, 14BM08977, 13LM01882, 13LM11707, 13LM11730A, 13MM09994, 14AM16949, 14BM12177, 13LM01883, 13LM11707A, 13LM11731, 13MM17944, 14AM16951, 13LM01883A, 13LM11709, 13LM14017, 13MM17947, 14BM08976   REF NUMBER 71322049 Serial Numbers:  13LM01887, 13LM01889, 13LM11734, 13MM02906, 13MM13869A, 13MM14122A, 13LM01888, 13LM01890, 13LM14022, 13MM13868, 13MM14119, 14BM12178, 13LM01888A, 13LM11732, 13LM14023, 13MM13869, 13MM14122, 14BM12178A    REF NUMBER 71322050 Serial Numbers:  13LM11735, 13LM12855, 13LM15017, 13MM13870, 13MM17994, 13LM12820, 13LM12957, 13LM15751, 13MM13871, 13MM17995, 13LM12852, 13LM12960, 13LM15751A, 13MM13871A, 14BM01122  REF NUMBER 71322051 Serial Numbers:  13LM12961, 13LM12962A, 13LM14032A, 13LM14035, 13MM13872, 14BM16796, 13LM12961A, 13LM14025, 13LM14033, 13LM14037, 13MM13873, 14BM16796A, 13LM12962, 13LM14032, 13LM14034A, 13LM16186, 13MM17997   REF NUMBER 71322052 Serial Numbers:  13LM16191, 14AM02691, 14AM02694, 14AM04689, 14BM12179A, 14BM12182A, 13LM16192, 14AM02691A, 14AM04683, 14AM21695, 14BM12179B, 14BM12182B,  13LM16193, 14AM02692, 14AM04687, 14AM21695A, 14BM12181, 13LM16193A, 14AM02693, 14AM04688, 14BM12179, 14BM12182   REF NUMBER 71322053 Serial Numbers:  13LM16195, 14AM02695, 14AM02697, 14AM16934, 14AM21696, 14BM12183, 13LM16197,  14AM02696, 14AM06639, 14AM16935, 14AM21696A, 14BM12184   REF NUMBER 71322054 Serial Numbers:  13KM22757, 13LM16204, 14AM02699, 14AM02701B, 14AM16936, 14BM12186, 13KM22758, 13LM16204A, 14AM02700, 14AM02702, 14AM16937, 13LM16203, 13MM03205, 14AM02701, 14AM02702A, 14AM16937A, 13LM16203A, 14AM02698,  14AM02701A, 14AM02703, 14BM12185   REF NUMBER 71322055 Serial Numbers:  13LM16205, 14AM02710A, 14AM16940, 14BM01110A, 14BM12187, 14AM02710, 14AM16938, 14BM01110, 14BM01110B   REF NUMBER 71322057 Serial Numbers:  14AM16597, 14AM16597A 
Recalling Firm/
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
1450 E Brooks Rd
Memphis TN 38116-1804
For Additional Information Contact Joe Metzger
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Some Bipolar shells were manufactured with an out of specification retainer groove.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action The firm initiated their recall by FedEx and Email on 08/29/2016 to hospitals and distributors and requested the return of any in stock product. International consignees were notified by Email on 08/29/2016. Additionally, the firm notified the US physician of the issue by overnight letter on 09/08/2016.
Quantity in Commerce 2352 units
Distribution Nationwide and Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Cyprus, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
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 = KWY and Original Applicant = SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.