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  Class 2 Device Recall LEGION(TM) HK FEMORAL ASSEMBLY see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 26, 2016
Create Date June 29, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 16, 2019
Recall Number Z-2091-2016
Recall Event ID 74271
510(K)Number K081111  
Product Classification Prosthesis, knee, femorotibial, constrained, cemented, metal/polymer - Product Code KRO

The LEGION Hinge Knee System is indicated for:
1. Rheumatoid arthritis. 2. Post-traumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, or degenerative arthritis in older patients whose age, weight and activity level are compatible with an adequate long-term result. 3. Failed osteotomies, unicompartmental replacement, or total knee replacement. 4. Posterior stabilized knee systems are designed for use in patients in primary and revision surgery, 5. Constrained and hinge knee systems are designed for use in patients in primary and revision surgery.
The LEGION Hinge Knee System is for cemented use only.
Code Information Lot Code: 15LM08798
Recalling Firm/
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
1450 E Brooks Rd
Memphis TN 38116-1804
For Additional Information Contact Joe Metzger
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The surface inside of the femoral component, where cement is applied for adhesion, is below specification.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action The firm sent an Urgent Product Recall letter dated May 26, 2016 to customers, via email and FedEx Overnight delivery . The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to 1. Inspect inventory and locate any unused devices from the listed product and batch numbers, and quarantine them immediately. 2. Complete the Inventory Return Certification Form on the following page, indicating the quantities that need to be returned. If you do not have product to return, place an x in the column No Product to Return. Include your contact information in the spaces provided at the bottom of the form. 3. Contact Smith & Nephews Field Actions Department via email at FieldActions@smith-nephew.com or fax +1-901-566-7975 to return the completed Inventory Return Certification Form and obtain a return authorization (RA) number if you have product to return. 4. Return any affected product to the address listed on the Inventory Return Certification Form. Indicate the RA number on your return shipment.
Quantity in Commerce 3 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution and US Nationwide including Puerto Rico and the countries of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, and UK.
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 = KRO and Original Applicant = SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.