German newspaper Handelsblatt reported that thousands more hip implants were recalled after the Adept systems showed a failure rate of 12% after 7 years, according to the Associated Press.
Johnson & Johnson spokespeople did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
There were allegedly 7,500 Adept hip implants shipped globally between 2004 and 2011, according to the report.
Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics acquired the Adept MoM hip resurfacing and total hip systems through the 2009 acquisition of U.K.-based Finsbury Orthopaedics limited, according to the J&J website.
J&J has been in the hot seat for a while due to the high-profile recall and subsequent lawsuits over its ASR metal-on-metal hip implants.
DePuy voluntarily recalled the ASR in August 2010 "due to the number of patients who required a second hip replacement procedure, called a revision surgery," according to a company report. A report passed around internally in 2011, in the midst of the high-profile recall, concluded that 37% of DePuy’s ASR hip implants would require revision or replacement in less than 4.6 years.