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.

Learn more about the data here
  • 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: 42517600410 42517600510 42517600610 42517600710 42517600810 42517600910   Lot Numbers:  62342526 62423918 62423919 62423920 62427414 62482212 62563745 62612225 62656072 62740698 62342527 62405895 62430401 62504179 62511925 62563784 62638665 62695870 62343066 62406967 62432146 62515486 62564324 62691390 62717335 62351291 62374838 62415307 62430397 62518138 62622527 62696875 62357867 62374796 62427836 62441229 62511924 62565948 62563908 62590523 62695295 62361315 62376662 62420192 62434748 62518137 62540059 62563778 62627131 62698733
  • 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 || CPS Tibial Articular Surface Provisional Top || Nonsterile || TASP MLC L 3-5 CD TOP || TASP MLC L 6-9 CD TOP || TASP MLC L 3-5 EF TOP || TASP MLC L 6-9 EF TOP || TASP MLC L 10-11 EF TOP || TASP MLC L 6-9 GH 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.
  • Source