Zimmer Recalls Hip Prosthesis Over Residue
Zimmer is recalling its M/L Taper hip prosthesis with Kinectiv technology femoral stems and necks due to a process monitoring failure that left higher than expected amounts of manufacturing residue on the products.
Those affected were manufactured between March 31 and April 20, 2015, the Warsaw, Ind., devicemaker says in a recall notice posted Friday.
The company alerted customers of potential issues with the devices in a May 18 letter. Zimmer urges customers to return all affected products to the company.
The devicemaker is in the midst of securing Federal Trade Commission approval of its pending $13.5 billion Biomet acquisition. — Jason Scott