Recall of Persona Partial Knee

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
    Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
  • Reason
    Zimmer biomet is conducting a medical device recall for the persona partial knee spacer blocks in sizes 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm, and 14mm. complaints received indicated that flexion has the potential to feel tight during range-of-motion trialing and that the final trial has the potential to appear looser in extension.
  • Action
    The firm, Zimmer Biomet, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated 10/31/2017 to customers titled "Affected Product: Persona Partial Knee Spacer Blocks Size 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm". The letter described the product, problem, and actions to be taken. The letter instructed customers to review the notification and ensure that affected personnel are aware of the contents. Review inventory for affected product which would then be quarantined and ultimately removed by a firm sales representative. The customers were also instructed to complete and return the Certificate of Acknowledgement Form (even if you do not have affected products at your facility) via email to: or Fax to: 574-372-4265. If you have further questions or concerns after reviewing this notice, please call customer service at 574-371-3071 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm EST, Monday through Friday. Calls received outside of call center operating hours will receive a voicemail prompt or be transferred to an on-call representative in the event of an emergency. Alternatively, your questions may be emailed to


  • Model / Serial
    42-5399-035-08/09/10/12/14 (Sizes 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm)  Lot numbers: 63552644 63579568 63547276 63579569 63610265 63549084 63579674 63594433 63610266 63549096 63579676 63594434 63610267 63549097 63579680 63596547 63613101
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution.
  • Product Description
    Persona Partial Knee Spacer Blocks || To assist in partial knee arthroplasty surgery
  • 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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