Recall of Device Recall Persona PS Conventional Articular Surfaces 18MM L 1011 EF

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer Manufacturing B.V..

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Prosthesis, knee, patellofemorotibial, semi-constrained, cemented, polymer/metal/polymer - Product Code JWH
  • Reason
    The firm received a customer complaint establishing that the product (persona ps articular surfaces)information shown on the box differed by sides. one side showed p/n: 42-5114-008-18/ lot: 62632101 and the other side showed p/n: 42-5114-005-14/ lot: 62646580.
  • Action
    Distributors, Sales Representatives, Operation Managers, and Hospital Risk Managers will be provided with an "Urgent Medical Device Recall-Lot Specific" letter.


  • Model / Serial
    lot 62632101
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distributed in US (AL, AZ, CA, GA, HI, ID, KS, LA, MA, MN, MO, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX, UT, VA, and WI) and foreign countries (Korea, Japan, Germany, Singapore, Austria, Italy, South Africa, and Spain).
  • Product Description
    Persona The Personalized Knee System Articular Surface Posterior Stabilized (PS) Left Height 18mm Sterile For use in total knee arthroplasty. REF 42-5114-008-18
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer Manufacturing B.V., Turpeaux Industrial Park Rd 1 km 123.4, Mercedita PR 00715
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “The safety of patients has always been, and continues to be, Zimmer Biomet’s top priority and it is our honor to be a leader in this industry for the past 90 years,” Zimmer Biomet told ICIJ in a statement. “We adhere to strict regulatory standards, and work closely with the FDA and all applicable regulatory agencies in each of our regions as part of our commitment to operating a first-rate quality management system across our global manufacturing network. The company added that it is focused on staying at the forefront of innovation and doing right by the millions of patients who rely on the company’s products.
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