Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Bravo pH capsule delivery device

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por Covidien LLC.

¿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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  • Tipo de evento
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  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
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  • Notas / Alertas
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Electrode, ph, stomach - Product Code FFT
  • Causa
    Potential of an allergic reaction in a patient with nickel sensitivity.
  • Acción
    The firm, Medtronic, sent an "URGENT: Medical Device Recall" letter dated 4/15/2016 to its Customers via Federal Express. The letter describes the product, problem and actions to be taken.The customer was instructed to promptly forward the information from the letter to recipients, if you have distributed any of the affected devices; and complete and return the Acknowledgement and Receipt Form by email to: Quality Compliance or Fax to: (203) 492-7719. Medtronic is adding the following statement to the Bravo¿ pH monitoring system User Manual and product package insert so that physicians are aware of the nickel content and the potential of an allergic reaction in a patient with nickel sensitivity. "The Bravo capsule contains a trocar needle that is made of stainless steel. Use caution in patients with known sensitivities or allergies to the metals that are contained including chromium, nickel, copper, cobalt and iron. The Bravo¿ pH test lasts from 48-96 hours." If you have any questions, please contact Technical Service at 1-800-448-3644, option 3.


  • Modelo / Serial
    All lot numbers
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) and countries of: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, El Salvador, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel, Mexico, Panama, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.
  • Descripción del producto
    Given Imaging Bravo¿ pH capsule delivery device, 5-pack. || In-Vitro Diagnostic for pH monitoring of gastric reflux || Item Number: FGS-0312 || The Bravo pH Monitoring System is intended to be used for gastroesophageal pH measurement and monitoring of gastric reflux in adults and children from 4 years of age. The Bravo pH Capsule can be attached following either endoscopy or manometry. The RAPID pH software is intended to record, store, view, and analyze gastroesophageal pH data.
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  • Dirección del fabricante
    Covidien LLC, 60 Middletown Ave, North Haven CT 06473-3908
  • 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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