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Medtronic SynchroMed¿ II Programmable Pump, 8637, Rx Only, Sterilized by ethylene oxide gas, Medtronic inc., Minneapolis, MN 55432-5604. (The SynchroMed¿ II Pump is supplied in 20 ml or 40 ml reservoir size.) || Affected products are SynchroMed II Model 8637 pumps with batteries (MECC Lifetest Batteries) manufactured from April 9, 2002 through July 2, 2002 (internally defined as Time Period 1), and from August 15, 2003 to March 16, 2005 (internally defined as Time Period 3). || The SvnchroMed II Programmable Pump is indicated when patient therapy requires the chronic infusion of the certain drugs and fluids.
“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.