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Zimmer Hip Replacement Components Recalled After Discovery of Unexpected Amounts of Manufacturing Residues

By Burg Simpson
June 22, 2015
2 min read

On June 8, 2015, the FDA (“United States Food and Drug Administration”) initiated a Class I Recall for Zimmer M/L Taper with Kinectiv Technology Prosthesis Femoral Stems and Necks.   The femoral stems and necks are components parts used in patients undergoing hip replacement surgery. The damaged portions of the hip joint are removed and replaced with products such as the Zimmer femoral stem and neck.  See FDA Recall Notice


The Zimmer hip joint replacement parts are being recalled after a process monitoring failure was discovered that led to higher than expected amounts of manufacturing residues being left on the devices.   These residues can cause serious health issues including allergic reactions, pain, infections, or death.   In fact, patients who have used the Zimmer hip joint replacement parts may have to have revision surgery to replace the affected implant.


A Class I Recall is the most serious type of recall and involve situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. In this case, the Class I Recall affects Zimmer femoral stems and necks that were manufactured and distributed between March 31, 2015 through April 20, 2015.


If you or a loved one suffered injuries that you believe were caused by a Zimmer hip replacement component, contact one of the experienced attorneys at Burg Simpson today.  Our award-winning lawyers would be happy to discuss your potential claim. Call 1-800-713-9340 or fill out our contact form for a FREE no-obligation consultation today.

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