Over the years there have been several hip implant recalls. While there is not one blanket hip implant recall for all types of hip replacement devices, some recent recalls have focused on specific models of metal on metal hip replacements.
FDA hip replacement complaints and medical device study data led to two DePuy hip replacement recalls in August 2010, for example. The 2010 recalled devices included the DePuy ASR ™ XL Acetabular System and the DePuy ASR ™Hip Resurfacing System. Both devices were found to have higher failure rates than other types of hip replacement systems.