Recall of Device Recall Persona TASP

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

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
    Zimmer had received complaints that reported breakage of the persona knee trial articular surface provisionals (tasps). this is a retrospective recall which covers zimmer's corrective actions taken earlier this year concerning the tasps.
  • Action
    On February 10, 2014, Zimmer sent letter to surgeons who had filed complaints regarding the affected TASP fractures. The letter provided the surgeons with Zimmer's investigational findings of the issue. Surgeons were directed to send questions or any additional informtion to The Zimmer Weekly Wrap-Up, dated February 14, 2014, was issued electronically to sales force. They were notified to engage in mandatory training to improve the usage of the TASPs and prevent potential breakage. Zimmer has taken additional corrective measures by initiating another recall in July 2014 whereby they notify the distributors as well as all users of the enhanced surgical technique.


  • Model / Serial
    Item Numbers: 42517200410 42517200510 42517200610 42517200710  Lot Numbers:  62034570 62117742 62156315 62187322 62247350 62314721 62372409 62381836 62397160 62429190 62474906 62551390 62565048 62595853 62614781 62700416 62702297 62724349 62043548 62055681 62104368 62117743 62144794 62165545 62177246 62256282 62351288 62356244 62391228 62427419 62456268 62506003 62551338 62564355 62597762 62614786 62702292 62705808 62717332 62055682 62068376 62068378 62144795 62152727 62187323 62256283 62351289 62386419 62356275 62445931 62456266 62558584 62575757 62611087 62638672 62698749 62330130 62563854 62567418
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including DC and Puerto Rico and the states of AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY, and the countries of Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, and Singapore.
  • Product Description
    Persona (TM) The Personalized Knee System || UC Tibial Articular Surface Provisional Top || Nonsterile || TASP UC L 3-7 CD TOP || TASP UC L 4-11 EF TOP || TASP UC L 7-12 GH TOP || TASP UC L 9-12 J TOP
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer, Inc., 1800 W Center St, Warsaw IN 46580-2304
  • 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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