Recall of Persona Stemmed 5 Degree Cemented Tibia

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
    Cleaning process validation failure.
  • Action
    Zimmer sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated October 9, 2014 to affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to: 1. Review the notification and ensure affected personnel are aware of the contents. 2. Assist your Zimmer sales representative with the quarantine of any affected product. 3. Your Zimmer sales representative will remove the recalled product from your facility. 4. If after reviewing this notification you have further questions or concerns please call the customer call center at 1-800-348-2759. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. EST.


  • Model / Serial
    Part Number 42-5320-079-02 Lot Number 62613813 Part Number 42-5320-071-02 Lot Number 62625781 Part Number 42-5320-075-01 Lot Number 62619031 Part Number 42-5320-075-01 Lot Number 62619040 Part Number 42-5320-079-01 Lot Number 62626696 Part Number 42-5320-071-01 Lot Number 62625790
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide Distribution and countries of Austria ,Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy and South Africa.
  • Product Description
    Persona Stemmed 5 Degree Cemented Tibia || Product Usage: || This device is indicated for patients with severe knee pain and disability due to:  Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis, polyarthritis.  Collagen disorders, and/or avascular necrosis of the femoral condyle.  Post-traumatic loss of joint configuration, particularly when there is patellofemoral erosion, dysfunction or prior patellectomy.  Moderate valgus, varus, or flexion deformities.  The salvage of previously failed surgical attempts or for a knee in which satisfactory stability in flexion cannot be obtained at the time of surgery.  This device is intended for cemented use only.
  • 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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