Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Covidien Emprint Percutaneous Antenna with Thermosphere Technology

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.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Estado del evento
    Open, Classified
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • 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
    System, ablation, microwave and accessories - Product Code NEY
  • Causa
    The firm received consumer reports of the ceramic trocar tip of the emprint ablation antenna disengaging from the needle shaft post-ablation. this can result in the tip remaining in the patient.
  • Acción
    All consignees were notified via Federal Express or certified mail on August 7, 2017, and the letter informs customers of the possible trocar tip disengagement and the actions they should take. Customers are requested to segregate and return affected product and acknowledge receipt and understanding of the Urgent Medical Device Recall Notice.


  • Modelo / Serial
    UDI 10884521189553, Lot codes: S5LG004PX,S6AG001X,S6BG002X,S6BG005X,S6BG016PX,S6CG003X,S6CG005X,S6CG017X,S6DG004X,S6EG001X,S6FG001X,S6FG006X,S6FG010X,S6KG002X,S6KG006PRX,S6KG006PX,S6LG004X,S6MG002X,S7CG001PCX,S7CG011PCX,S7CG015CX,S7EG001X,S7EG003X,S7FG011PX
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Nationwide including PR, Canada, China
  • Descripción del producto
    Covidien Emprint Percutaneous Antenna with Thermosphere Technology, 30cm, Material CA30L1
  • Manufacturer


  • 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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