Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Cytosponge Cell Collection Device

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.

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  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio 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
    Esophagoscope (flexible or rigid) - Product Code EOX
  • Causa
    Medtronic is recalling all lots of the covidien cytosponge cell collection device after two reports of the device detaching from the removal string during withdrawal from the patient's esophagus.
  • Acción
    The firm, Medtronic, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated June 6, 2016 to affected customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to quarantine and discontinue use; return affected product to Medtronic/Covidien, Quality Department, 540 Oakmead Parkway, Sunnyvale CA 94085; complete and return the RECALLED PRODUCT RETURN FORM by email to Customer Service feedback.customerservice@Covidien or fax to (800)-895-6140 if product purchased directly from Medtronic; or by email to Quality Compliance or fax to (203) 492-7719 if Product purchased through distributor or you have "no inventory"; and to promptly alert any other person or facilities if they have further distributed the product. All affected lots must be returned. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your Medtronic representative or Customer Service at (800) 882-5878.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Item Code: CYTO-KIT-R; Lot numbers: 3441120915, 3441102015
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution-US Distribution to TN, NC, IL, CA, MN, OR and NY; and countries of: United Kingdom and Iran.
  • Descripción del producto
    Covidien Cytosponge Cell Collection Kit. || Contains Cytosponge Cell Collection Device, Specimen Jar with preservative. || Item code CYTO-KIT-R || Gastroenterology: Cytosponge Cell Collection Device is indicated for use in the collection and retrieval of surface cells in the esophagus. Currently the device is only available for clinical studies.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Covidien, LLC, 540 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale CA 94085-4022
  • 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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