Zimmer Initiates Class 1 Recall of M/L Taper Hips with Kinectiv Technology
June 8, 2015 – Zimmer today announced a Class 1 Recall of a limited number of their M/L Taper Femoral Stem and Neck hip implants with Kinectiv technology. All of the affected products are being recalled and quarantined due to a manufacturing defect. Zimmer’s recall states:
The company found a process monitoring failure that led to higher than expected amounts of manufacturing residues left on the devices. These residues can cause serious adverse health issues including allergic reactions, pain, infections, or death. Use of these products may require the need for a revision surgery to replace the affected implant.
A Class 1 recall is the most urgent type of recall that the FDA can issue. A Class 1 Recall is a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.
If you or a loved one believes they may have been injured by a defective Zimmer hip implant, please contact our office today. Although this recall was just announced, we have handled claims against Zimmer involving the Kinectiv hip implant for years. We have handled hundreds of hip implant claims throughout the United States, including claims involving the Zimmer Kinectiv hip implant. All consultations are free.