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Class 2 Device Recall Persona Personalized Knee System

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 Class 2 Recall
Persona Personalized Knee System
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Date Posted September 28, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated on April 17, 2014
Recall Number Z-2493-2012
Recall Event ID 63125
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Prosthesis, Knee, Patellofemorotibial, Semi-Constrained, Cemented, Polymer/Metal/Polymer - Product Code JWH
Product Cemented Tibial Drill Product Usage: The cemented tibial drill is used to prepare the tibial bone prior to the impaction of the applicable stemmed tibial broach. The cemented tibial drill has engraved lines that are size specific to guide the user as to the depth to insert the drill into the tibial bone.
Code Information Part 42-5399-018-00, Lots 62034571, 62089766
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
345 E Main St
Warsaw, Indiana 46580-2746
For Additional Information Contact Dawn Kindle
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Zimmer is initiating a recall of the Cemented Tibial Drill for the Zimmer Persona Personalized Knee System due to three reports being received as of August 29. 2012 for tibial cortex perforation during preparation of the tibial bone. The investigation into the reports that have been received found that the perforations are occurring while using the Cemented Tibial Drill. The perforations have o
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Device Design
Action Zimmer sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall dated August 2012 to distributors via electronic mail and Hospital risk managers and surgeons had notifications hand delivered by sales representatives. The recall notice describes the reason for the recall, emphasizes surgical technique to be used, includes instructions for delivering notifications to surgeons and risk managers, instructions for replacing the affected product, and instructions for returning the affected product. Customers were instructed to locate the affected product and contact their sales representative for replacement. Consignees are asked to fill out the Certificate of Delivery, scan it and send back per the instruction provided.
Quantity in Commerce 60
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide including the states of: AZ, CA, CO,FL, MN, IL, NJ, NY, OH, OR and the countries of Austrailia, Utd. Arab Emir., France, Germany, India, and Italy.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = JWH and Original Applicant = ZIMMER INC.