Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de CareLink Monitor and CareLink Express Monitor(used to gather information from an implanted heart device and transmit this information to the individual’s healthcare professional)

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd.

¿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 II
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    A recent software update for selected carelink/carelink express monitors included an incorrect telephone number. the telephone number is used when the home monitor is transmitting information to the carelink network. therefore, monitors that have received this update may no longer be able to transmit information, including carealerts, as well as receiving future software updates. the matter does not affect the continued safe operation of an individual’s implant in the immediate term. however if not addressed, a continued inability to connect to the carelink network may cause premature battery depletion for the implant. in a worst case scenario, the reported issue may result in early surgery to replace the implant and/or a reduction in the extended service period.
  • Acción
    For affected clinics/patients, Medtronic will arrange for the delivery of a cellular or internet accessory to connect to the patients’ existing monitor to restore the functionality of the affected units. This action has been closed out on 20/01/2017.


  • Modelo / Serial
    CareLink Monitor and CareLink Express Monitor(used to gather information from an implanted heart device and transmit this information to the individual’s healthcare professional)Model Numbers: 2020B and 2490CARTG Numbers: 116038 and 193374
  • Manufacturer


  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “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.
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