Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de ADJUSTABLE DRILL STOPS

Según Health Canada (via FOI), este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Canada que fue producido por MEDTRONIC OF CANADA 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.

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  • Fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Canadian data is current through March 2018. All of the data comes from Health Canada, 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 Canada.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    The purpose of this field action is to recall all lots of part number 876-460 6860460 and 6905712 surgical instruments used with various systems. upon investigation it was determined that there is a potential for the adjustable drill stop to inadvertently adjust depths when used under powered operation. no patient injuries have been reported to date. however using an 876-460 6860460 or 6905712 adjustable drill stop could cause irreversible neurologic injury if the adjustable drill stop inadvertently adjusted and the drill penetrated through the anterior or posterior cortex of the vertebral body. if this occurred it would necessitate immediate surgical intervention repairing any damage to the surrounding vasculature/neurologic structures.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Model Catalog: 6905712 (Lot serial: All Lots); Model Catalog: 876-460 (Lot serial: All Lots); Model Catalog: 6860460 (Lot serial: All Lots)
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Descripción del producto
    Adjustable Drill Stop
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
  • 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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