Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Cyberonics VNS Therapy System

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 Cyberonics, Inc.

¿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
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 3
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fecha de finalización 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
    Autonomic Nerve Stimulator - Product Code LYJ
  • Causa
    Screen freezes-- the dell x5 handheld pc screen will freeze caused due to incompatibility between the microsoft 2002 os and the model dell x5 handheld computer. once frozen, the handheld device becomes non-responsive to user input.
  • Acción
    Cyberonics sent an initial notification (Important Safety Alert) to physicians via Certified Mail on 10/01/07. Letter notified physicians that the Dell X5 handheld computer screen will freeze following an interrogation. Once frozen the handheld device becomes non-responsive to user inputs. The firm informed the user that in the event that the computer becomes non-responsive, the user has two options, 1) Reinitialized the flash memory and, 2) Perform a software reset of the handheld computer. A second notification addressing the approval and addition of labeling was sent to physicians on 11/15/07. Physicians were asked to respond to both letters via an enclosed response card, acknowledging receipt of the notification. Additional information will be posted at


  • Modelo / Serial
    All Model 250 units using Dell x5 handheld computers.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution- USA and the countries of; Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ile de la Reunion, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Marocco, Mexico, Netherlands, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, S. Korea, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.
  • Descripción del producto
    Cyberonics, VNS Therapy System Model 250 Handheld programming system using Dell x5 handheld and preprogrammed with software v7.1 and higher; manufactured by Cyberonics, Inc., Houston, TX.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Cyberonics, Inc, 100 Cyberonics Blvd, Houston TX 77058-2069
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Source