Alerta De Seguridad para Internal defibrillator blades and cables used with the LIFEPAK 9, LIFEPAK 9P, LIFEPAK 12 and LIFEPAK 20 Defibrillators / Monitors manufactured by Physio-Control in the United States and marketed in Brazil by Medtronic Comercial Ltda.

Según Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA), este evento ( alerta de seguridad ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Brazil que fue producido por Physio-Control Inc - Estados Unidos. Medtronic Comercial Ltda - Rua Joaquim Floriano, 100 - 7º andar - Itaim Bibi - CEP: 04534-000 - São Paulo - SP. e-mail:

¿Qué es esto?

Las alertas proporcionan información importante y recomendaciones sobre los productos. Aunque se haya emitido una alerta, esto no significa necesariamente que el producto se considera peligroso. Las alertas de seguridad, dirigidas a trabajadores de la salud y a usuarios, pueden incluir retiro de equipos. Pueden ser escritas por los fabricantes, pero también por funcionarios del área de salud.

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  • Tipo de evento
    Safety alert
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  • Notas / Alertas
    Brazilian data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from Anvisa, 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 data from the U.S. and Brazil.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    The product registration holder in Brazil, Medtronic Comercial Ltda, will send the revised Sterilization Protocol to its customers as soon as it is received from the manufacturer. In the meantime, Medtronic Comercial Ltda is kindly requested to circulate this information to the users of your sterilization department. The Safety Notification prepared by Medtronic Comercial Ltda can be found at: The Protocol of Confirmation of Receipt of Correspondence is available at: http: // The list of distribution of the products in national territory can be viewed at: annexes_2008 / alerta_914_produtos.pdf For any additional questions related to this action, please contact the Company Technical Support by phone: (11) 2182-9200.
  • Causa
    Recent tests on sterilization methods have required the manufacturer to modify the instructions for use of these devices and recommend changes in the sterilization methods listed on the current labels. physio-control informs that it has received complaints, but there have been no events with patients or users due to damage or corrosion of the blades or cables. in addition, no infection reports were reported. however, corrosion or damage to the blades or cable may result in the inability to provide the therapy.
  • Acción
    The company directs that the following modifications be observed: DO NOT USE: 1. Gravitational Flash type steam sterilization (validation of adequate sterilization effectiveness has not been achieved); 2. Ethylene Oxide (EO) 12/88 (sterilization by EO 12/88 was withdrawn and replaced by sterilization at 100% OE); 3. STERRAD 100 equipment (STERRAD 100 has been replaced by STERRAD 100S equipment); 4. Gravitational Vapor (Effective, but not recommended, because constant cycles can damage the cables). USE: 1. 100% OE; 2. Equipment STERRAD 100S; 3. Pre-Vacuum Steam. Physio-Control recommends that cables, blades, and connectors should be examined prior to each use and after sterilization for damage or signs of use such as weak connections, damaged connectors, exposed wires, and corrosion of the connector cable. It is also recommended to carefully evaluate the presence of scratches, marks or splinters on blades and also bubbles or splinters on the epoxy cover. In the event of damage, immediately remove the product from use.