In the last few years, ConforMIS, Inc. has recalled the iTotal and iUni knee replacements to address safety problems with a low risk of causing injury. Now the company faces a huge drop in production and sale profits with its most recent voluntary recall of its customized knee replacements, according to MassDevice.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the recall affects the company’s iUni, iDuo, iTotal CR and iTotal PS devices (approx. 950 instrumentation sets). The instruments were made at a new plant in nearby Wilmington, Mass., between July 18 and August 28, the company said.
About 300 devices have shipped for scheduled procedures but have not been used; ConforMIS is seeking the return of said devices.
The company expects a significant decline in sales from $72-74 million to a whopping $64-66 million. Production will also take a plunge during the next months of September and October 2015 while the company investigates and corrects the problem.
The company has received 3 complaints of moisture on the patient-specific instrumentation used with the implants, according to ConforMIS; however, all 3 implant procedures were successfully completed.
ConforMIS is undergoing the process of alerting the affected healthcare facilities of this recall and is preparing for the immediate replacement of the recalled products. ConforMIS will soon be issuing a Customer Notification letter to each affected healthcare facility specifying steps for the return of affected products.