Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall AquaStar

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 Micromedical Technologies, 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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  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 3
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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
    Water Caloric Irrigator - Product Code ETP
  • Causa
    Some of the filters on both the display board and the main electronic board (pcb) become oxidized causing the lcd display to be garbled and the timer will not operate.
  • Acción
    Micromedical Technologies, Inc. sent letters dated November 16, 2009 via e-mail (with read receipt) to each customer and their representative. If they did not have the customer's e-mail address, the sales representative was requested to forward the letter to the customer and copy Micromedical. The letters advised the customers that one or more electronic components in the AquaStar caloric irrigator may fail due to contact corrosion. In the event of this failure, unheated tap water will continue to flow through the device back to the water drain, but the LCD display will be garbled and the timer will not operate. If this problem develops, the account should stop using the irrigator and contact Micromedical Technologies, Inc. at 1-217-483-2122 or via e-mail at to report the problem for repair of the unit.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Serial numbers: 1FX/17548/05,1GV/17548/01, 1GV/17548/02, 1GV/17548/03, 1GV/17548/04, 1GW/17549/01, 1GW/17549/02, 1GW/17549/07, 1GW/17549/08 and 1GW/17549/10.
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  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution -- United States (New York and Pennsylvania), Canada, Egypt, Korea, Poland and South Africa.
  • Descripción del producto
    AquaStar Water Caloric Irrigator; water caloric stimulator; Manufactured for/Distributed by Micromedical Technologies, Inc., 10 Kemp Drive, Chatham, IL 62629 USA, Instrumentation Difra, Made in Belgium. || The AquaStar water caloric irrigator delivers a precisely controlled temperature and flow rate of cool or warm water for vestibular stimulation during caloric testing. The caloric tests evaluate the viability of the horizontal semicircular canal by stimulating them with warm and cool water while the patient's eyes are closed. The resulting dizziness and nystagmus is taken as an index of the viability of the organ. The eyes are then opened to evaluate the ability of the CNS to visually suppress inappropriate dizziness and nystagmus.
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