Database updated: 10 March 2023

Safety Information

Medsafe Online Recall Database

Detail of Recall

Type of Product:Device
Medsafe Reference:18656
Brand Name:S&N Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Head
Model:74121138, 74123140, 74121142, 74123144, 74121146, 74123148, 74121150, 74123152, 74121154, 74123156, 74121158, 74123160, 74123162
Affected:
Software version:
Recalling Organisation:Smith & Nephew Surgical Ltd
Unit A 36 Hillside road
Wairau Valley
AUCKLAND 0760
Contact Information:0800 657 799
Manufacturer:Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Ltd
Brand Name:S&N Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Acetabular Cup
Model:74120144, 74120146, 74122146, 74122148, 74120148, 74120150, 74122050, 74122152, 74120152, 74120154, 74122154, 74122156, 74120156, 74120158, 74122158, 74122160, 74120160, 74120162, 74122162, 74122164, 74120164, 74120166, 74122166, 74122168
Affected:
Software version:
Recalling Organisation:Smith & Nephew Surgical Ltd
Unit A 36 Hillside road
Wairau Valley
AUCKLAND 0760
Contact Information:0800 657 799
Manufacturer:Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Ltd
Brand Name:S&N Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) Dysplasia Cup
Model:74120246, 74122248, 74120250, 74122252, 74120254, 74122256, 74120258, 74122260, 74120262, 74122264, 74120266
Affected:
Software version:
Recalling Organisation:Smith & Nephew Surgical Ltd
Unit A 36 Hillside road
Wairau Valley
AUCKLAND 0760
Contact Information:0800 657 799
Manufacturer:Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics Ltd
Issue:Following changes made to the instructions for use relating to clinical performance of these implants, BHR femoral head components sized 46mm in diameter and smaller, and their corresponding acetabular cup sizes, are no longer to be used and unimplanted devices are to be returned to Smith & Nephew.
S&N Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) system is a metal-on-metal (MOM) hip joint replacement prosthesis.
Recall action type:Recall
Recall action:Manufacturer to issue advice regarding use
Level of recall:Healthcare Professional
Date Commenced:14/7/2015
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