According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Zimmer Biomet, 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 Status
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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
    U.V. Method, cpk isoenzymes - Product Code JHW
  • Reason
    A complaint was received for item 42-5320-067-02, lot 63236047. it was report that there was no set screw or taper plug included in the box. complaint investigation confirmed that the entire lot of 63236047 was missing the set screw and taper plug.
  • Action
    On December 12, 2017 an URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL LETTER was issued to customers will the following guidance: 1. Review this notification and ensure that affected personnel are aware of the contents. 2. If you have affected product at your facility, assist your Zimmer Biomet sales representative and quarantine all affected product. Your Zimmer Biomet sales representative will remove the affected product from your facility. Questions or concerns can be directed to 1-574-371-3071.


  • Model / Serial
    Item# 42-5320-067-02 Lot # 63236047
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Non-USA Customer
  • Product Description
    PERSONA¿ THE PERSONALIZED KNEE SYSTEM "PSN TIB STM 5 DEG SZ D R" indicated for patients with severe knee pain and disability due to: - Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis, polyarthritis.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer Biomet, 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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