On August 29, 2016 Stryker Corporation issued an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL related to the Stryker LFIT ANATOMIC CoCr V40 Femoral Head commonly used with the
Stryker Accolade Hip replacement system as well as other models and brands of hip replacement products.
The Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification was related to LFIT V4o Femoral Heads manufactured prior to 2011, therefore it is highly unlikely that any of the recalled devices would still be in the stockroom of any surgical center or other medical providers. The recall obviously effects devices that are already implanted in hip replacement recipients and therefore can not simply be packaged up and sent back to the manufacturer.
Health Canada issued a similar recall several days before the voluntary recall was issued by Stryker in the United States. The notice from the Canadian Equivalent of the FDA noted that:
"Stryker has received higher than expected complaints of taper lock failure for specific lots of certain sizes of LFIT Anatomic COCR V40TM Femoral Heads manufactured prior to 2011."