Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Activa PC

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 Medtronic Neuromodulation.

¿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 2
  • Número del evento
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  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
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  • 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
    Stimulator, electrical, implanted, for parkinsonian tremor - Product Code MHY
  • Causa
    Medtronic is recalling six activa pc (model 37601) implantable neurostimulators due to the potential for a damaged electrical component during manufacturing.
  • Acción
    The firm, Medtronic, notified their Consignees on 07/14/2014 via telephone of the recall. Medtronic representative used telephone script to convey the information. The script was directed to Risk Management or Inventory Management. The caller was to inform consignees of the problem and product being recalled. Advised consignees to quarantine the product and provided the Medtronic Device Removal Reply Form to the consignees via e-mail or Fax. The Reply Form included contact information which was to call 1-800-633-8766 in case they needed to contact a Medtronic representative. The completed form is to be faxed back to 1-800-897-3899 or e-mail a PDF to If you have any questions, call 763-526-1294.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Serial numbers: NKM724776H, NKM724782H, NKM724785H,  NKM724790H, NKM724802H, NKM724843H.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Distributed in the states of: MA, NC, OH, and TX.
  • Descripción del producto
    Medtronic, Activa PC, Model 37601, Method of Sterilization: Ethylene Oxide, Single Use Only, Rx Only. || The Activa¿ PC neurostimulator is a dual-channel device capable of delivering bilateral stimulation. Activa PC contains a non-rechargeable battery and microelectronic circuitry to deliver a controlled electrical pulse to precisely targeted areas of the brain. The device is typically implanted subcutaneously near the clavicle, connected to an extension and leads, which are implanted in the brain.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Medtronic Neuromodulation, 7000 Central Ave Ne, Minneapolis MN 55432-3568
  • 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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