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Class 2 Device Recall Persona Partial Knee System

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  Class 2 Device Recall Persona Partial Knee System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 05, 2017
Create Date January 14, 2018
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 02, 2019
Recall Number Z-0349-2018
Recall Event ID 78725
510(K)Number K161592  
Product Classification Prosthesis, knee, femorotibial, non-constrained, cemented, metal/polymer - Product Code HSX
Product Persona Partial Knee System, Size 8, Finishing Guide
Code Information Item No. 42578100801, Lot No. 63518668, UDI (01)00880304809253(10)63518668. Item No. 42578100802, Lot No. 63518669, UDI (01)00880304809338(10)63518669.
Recalling Firm/
Zimmer Biomet, Inc.
56 E Bell Dr
Warsaw IN 46582-6989
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Finishing guide does not adequately account for shape differences present in Size 8 of Persona Partial Knee System, potentially resulting in additional surgery time or sensation of tightness during knee flexion.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Customers were notified via FedEx mail and email on approximately 07/05/2017. Instructions included to notify appropriate personnel, complete and return the Acknowledgement Form, return affected product, and provide contact information of additional hospitals or surgeons that used the affected product.
Quantity in Commerce 158 devices
Distribution Distributed domestically to AZ, CA, CO, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, NJ, NM, PA, SC, TX, WA, WI. Distributed internationally to Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
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 = HSX and Original Applicant = BIOMET, INC.