Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Persona Partial Knee

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por Zimmer Biomet, Inc..

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Estado del evento
    Open, Classified
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    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.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Orthopedic manual surgical instrument - Product Code LXH
  • Causa
    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.
  • Acción
    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


  • Modelo / 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
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    US Nationwide Distribution.
  • Descripción del producto
    Persona Partial Knee Spacer Blocks || To assist in partial knee arthroplasty surgery
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Zimmer Biomet, Inc., 56 E Bell Dr, Warsaw IN 46582-6989
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “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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