Recall of Device Recall Tibial Impact Pad

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
    Impactor - Product Code HWA
  • Reason
    Potential for the persona partial knee impactor pad to fracture.
  • Action
    Consignees were notified of the recall via letter on about 08/28/2017. Instructions for distributors, sales representatives, and distributor operations leaders include to ensure affected team members are aware of the recall, review the list of hospitals included and note any not included that should be notified, and complete and return the Acknowledgement Form. Instructions for risk managers and surgeons include to ensure affected personnel are aware of the recall, ensure that the provided updated surgical technique is used, and complete and return the Certificate of Acknowledgement. Further questions or concerns can be sent to customer service at 574-371-3071 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm EST, Monday through Friday. Questions can also be emailed to


  • Model / Serial
    Item No. 42539909100; Lot No. (UDI No.): 63517759 ((01) 00880304810242 (10) 63517759), 63555750 ((01) 00880304810242 (10) 63555750), 63555752 ((01) 00880304810242 (10) 63555752), 63561883 ((01) 00880304810242 (10) 63561883), 63561884 ((01) 00880304810242 (10) 63561884), 63594911((01) 00880304810242 (10) 63594911), 63594914 ((01) 00880304810242 (10) 63594914), 63698564 ((01) 00880304810242 (10) 63698564), 63705328 ((01) 00880304810242 (10) 63705328)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution in the states of AZ, CA, CO, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NM, PA, SC, TX, WA, WI. Distributed internationally to Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK.
  • Product Description
    Persona Partial Knee System || Product Usage: || The Persona Partial Knee System instruments are used by a surgeon to facilitate the implantation of PPK implantable components into the medical knee compartment during unicondylar knee replacement.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Zimmer Biomet, Inc., 56 E Bell Dr, Warsaw IN 46582-6989
  • 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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