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Class 2 Device Recall Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate / Persona TM Tibia

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  Class 2 Device Recall Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate / Persona TM Tibia see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 28, 2015
Date Posted March 12, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 13, 2018
Recall Number Z-1266-2015
Recall Event ID 70523
510(K)Number K121771  
Product Classification Prosthesis, knee, patello/femorotibial, semi-constrained, uncemented, porous, coated, polymer/metal/ - Product Code MBH
Product Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plate / Persona TM Tibia-Prosthesis, Knee, Patello/Femorotibial, Semi-Constrained, Uncemented, Porous, Coated, Polymer/Metal/Polymer

For use in either posterior cruciate retaining or sacrificing surgical procedures.
Code Information All lots and sizes; Sizes C-J Left and Right.
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer, Inc.
1800 W Center St
Warsaw IN 46580-2304
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
An increase in complaints of loosening and radiolucent lines.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action Zimmer Inc. is initiating a voluntary recall of Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial following an increase in complaints of radiolucent lines and loosening. All sizes and lots of the affected devices are being removed from distribution. Urgent Medical Device Recall notices were issued to affected distributors, hospitals, and surgeons on 2/16/2015 via mail. Customers are asked to review the notification and ensure affected personnel are aware of the contents. All affected product are to be located and quarantined immediately. The Inventory Return Certification Form should be completed and returned along with the recalled product. Customers may contact the following with any questions: 1-877-946-2761 between 8:00 am and 5:00pm EST.
Quantity in Commerce 11,658
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- US, including the states of AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, IN, KS, MA, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI; Foreign:Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and United Arab Emirates. DOD/VA: HOSPITAL- VA MAINE HLTCR SYTM (402) VA MROC (402) ATTN: PROSTHETICS DEPT TOGUS ME 04330 207-672-9425 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (438) 2501 W 22 SIOUX FALLS, SD 57105 605-336-8922 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (509)1 FREEDOM WAY AUGUSTA , GA 30904 706-721-6892 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (521) 700 S 19TH ST, BIRMINGHAM, AL 35233 378-962-1599 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (523) 1400 VFW PARKWAY, WEST ROXBURY, MA 02132 617-862-5977 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (528) 3495 BAILEY AVENUE BUFFALO, NY 14215 716-898-6922 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (552) 4100 WEST 3RD STREET BLDG # 330 RECEIVING, DAYTON, OH 45428 937-226-5987 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (583), 1481 WEST 10TH STREET INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202 317-267-8765 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (595) 1700 SOUTH LINCOLN AVENUE, LEBANON, PA 17042 717-272-6621 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (657) 915 N GRAND BLVD, ST LOUIS, MO 63106 314-652-4100 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (664) 350 LA JOLLA VILLAGE DR SAN DIEGO, CA 92161 858-552-8585 HOSPITAL VA MED CTR (693) 1111 EAST END BOULEVARD, WILKES BARRE, PA 18711 717-824-3521 HOSPITAL VA SNHCS (654/118) 975 KIRMAN AVENUE RENO NV 89502 702-597-1699
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = MBH and Original Applicant = ZIMMER, INC.