Recall of Device Recall Zimmer PERSONA

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
    Potential for fracture of the tip of the product. the fractured tip is approximately 4mm x 7mm x 3.5mm in size. retained tip may result in: pain, soft tissue irritation, soft tissue damage, or increased wear due to contact with the fractured tip; revision surgery to remove the fractured tip.
  • Action
    On 11/25/2014, URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL LOT SPECIFIC notifications were sent to the affected distributors, hospital Risk Managers and Surgeons with instructions for returning the affected product. All distributors were notified via electronic mail, and all hospital Risk Managers, Surgeons, and distributors with affected inventory were also notified via courier. The recall notification included a description of the reason for the recall, affected product, consignee responsibilities, and instructions for responding to the formal recall notification. For questions, call the customer call center at 1-800-348-2759.


  • Model / Serial
    Item No. 42-5299-001-00 Affected Lots: 56572679; 56573170; 56574318; 56575056; 56572918; 56573378; 56574538; 56575057; 56572975; 56573379; 56574540; 56575058; 56572978; 56574123; 56574618; 56575059; 56572981; 56574124; 56574619; 56575060; 56572982; 56574223; 56574620; 56575061; 56573071; 56574291; 56574629; 56575062; 56573115; 56574292; 56574630; 56575065; 56573116; 56574316; 56574631; 56575080; 56573154; 56574317; 56575018
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: US nationwide, including Puerto Rico, South Korea, Singapore, Dominican Republic, Canada, Japan, and Germany.
  • Product Description
    Zimmer PERSONA Tibial Articular Surface Inserter; Item # 42-5299-001-00. Manual surgical instrument for knee arthroplasty (orthopedic).
  • 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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