Situate Gauze RF and X-Ray detectable. || Product Number: G0804-16P02CN-1 || Situate premium cotton are single use cotton disposable that must be used with the Situate delivery system. The disposable have an attached RF Tag, which is an electrically passive inductor like device that is sewn into the green pouch that you will see on all Situate premium cotton. When activated by magnetic impulses from the scanning devices, the tag resonates a signal that allows for the detection of these cotton disposable.
“If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.