FDA: Updated Urgent Medical Device Recall DePuy Hip Implant – Class 1 Recall
As of August 1st, 2013, the FDA has elevated DePuy’s Orthopaedics Urgent medical device recall for one of its most popular hip components, the LPS Lower Extremity Dovetail Intercalary Component, to a Class 1 recall status. The Class 1 recall status is the most severe recall that can be issued by the FDA. The recall status of this DePuy hip implant component was elevated because of the likelihood of serious injury and death associated with the malfunctioning device. According to the FDA, there is a high potential for fracture and injury to occur when the device is in use. Patients who have had this hip replacement system are urged to seek medical attention right away.
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