Recall of Device Recall PERSONA (TM)

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
    Tray, surgical, instrument - Product Code FSM
  • Reason
    The firm discovered that the current personal tibial/general fixed bracket trays may not have the specific geometry to accommodate the tibial drill and stop guide with proper position/orientation. the drill bracket and drill guide are not the correct geometry to allow for a proper fit in the persona fixed case kit which could lead to improper sterilization of the tibial drill and stop guide.
  • Action
    On July 1, 2014, Zimmer, Inc. issued recall notification to their consignees via e-mail and/or letter. Notification included affected product issue and instructions for returning the affected product. All distributors were notified via electronic mail. Hospital risk managers, as well as distributors with affected inventory were also notified via courier. Distributors were sent a letter identifying the issue and their responsibilities. These responsibilities include locating and removing the affected product in their territory. Distributors are responsible for returning on-hand affected products to Zimmer and ensuring all of their products are accounted for using the form provided in the letter. Hospital risk managers were provided with a letter identifying the issue and their responsibilities. These responsibilities include locating the affected product, quarantining the product, and returning it to their Zimmer sales representative.


  • Model / Serial
    Item Number 00-5908-015-00, Lot Numbers: 56519125 & 56518861
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA including AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX & VA and Internationally to AUSTRALIA, FRANCE, INDIA, ITALY, and GERMANY.
  • Product Description
    PERSONA (TM) The Personalized Knee System Tibial General Instrument Tray, non-sterile || The intended use of the sterilization case is to organize, store and protect its contents from damage consistent with typical hospital or surgical center circulation (i.e. between central services and the operating room) and during transport between a Zimmer distributorship and a health care facility by Zimmer distributorship personnel.
  • 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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