Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall CIVCO VirtuTRAX Instrument Navigator

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 Civco Medical Instruments 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
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  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
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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
    System, imaging, pulsed echo, ultrasonic - Product Code IYO
  • Causa
    The general purpose electromagnetic sensor was incorrectly calibrated causing potential variability in the projected position of the needle path with the ultrasound device.
  • Acción
    CIVCO sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated May 3, 2012, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were asked to return all general purpose sensors as the product may not function as intended. To return the affected product customers should contact the OEM Sales Coordinator at 319-248-6521 to schedule the return of their device. Upon receipt of the snesor, CIVCO will arrange for recalibration. Once recalibration is completed, the sensor will be returned to the customer at no charge. Customers were asked to forward this communication to all their customers who purchased the affected product. Once CIVCO has received the customer list, they will contact the end-user to request they return their general purpose sensor directly to CIVCO for recalibration. For questions customers should call 800-441-6741. For questions regarding this recall call 319-656-4447.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lot numbers M493010, M493220, M708150, M710060, M783360, M803040, M803520, M808870, M823690, M832260, M840620, M848450, M855680, and M871810.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - USA including WI, CA, MA, IN, WA, and NJ. Foreign distribution was made to Germany, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Japan, Italy, Korea, and France.
  • Descripción del producto
    CIVCO VirtuTRAX Instrument Navigator, Reusable non-sterile general purpose driveBAY, trakSTAR, electromagnetic sensor (8mm) with VirtuTRAX Instrument navigator and (8.9 tapered to 1.3 x 147cm) telescopically-folded CIV-Flex sensor covers (5), Ref. 610-1080. The firm name on the label is CIVCO, Kalona, IA. The kit contains sensor component part number 410-240. || The general purpose sensor within the kit is intended to provide physicians with tools for electromagnetic tracking of instruments with respect to image data. The sensors are designed to attach to custom reusable tracking bracket for leading transducers and other medical devices
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  • Dirección del fabricante
    Civco Medical Instruments Inc, 102 1st St S, Kalona IA 52247-9589
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
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