Stryker Yanks Hip Implants After FDA Scolding

Law360, New York (January 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Stryker Corp. is pulling certain hip implant components manufactured under its popular Trident line just days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned the company it could face regulatory action if it fails to address quality control issues with its joint replacement devices.

The Kalamazoo, Mich.-based company announced the voluntary recall on Tuesday after an investigation into a deviation from its internal specifications and processes for the Trident PSL and Hemispherical Acetabular Cups manufactured in the company's Cork, Ireland facility.

The PSL version is the...
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