Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Medtronic Instrument Kit Fusion ENT

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 Navigation, 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 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Estado del evento
  • País 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
    Ear, Nose, and Throat Stereotaxic Instrument - Product Code PGW
  • Causa
    The instruments are not able to pass instrument verification which is performed prior to the use of each instrument.
  • Acción
    Medtronic sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated June 25, 2017, via overnight mail on June 29, 2017, to all affected customers. Letters to foreign customers are being handled by geography-specific Regulatory Specialists. Customers were instructed examine their inventory for the affected product and immediately quarantine them for return for Medtronic. Customers with affected product were instructed to contact Medtronic Technical Services at 1-800-595-9709 to receive a return material authorization (RMA) and arrange for their return and no charge replacements. Customers were asked to complete and follow instructions on the attached Consignee Response Form. Sign and date the bottom of the form and then return the form to Medtronic at RS or fax it to Medtronic Technical Services at 651-367-7075. Customers with questions were instructed to call 1-800-595-9709.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Each of the devices within the kit are labeled with information specific to each of the reusable devices within the kit and those devices are what goes into the customer inventory. The outer box where the lot number is printed is discarded by the customer on receipt and the separate devices within the box are what is stored on the shelf. Therefore, no kit lot number is being provided.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) and Internationally to Canada.
  • Descripción del producto
    Medtronic Instrument Kit 9733908 Fusion ENT, reusable, RX. This kit includes Kit 9733452 (containing 9733449, Straight Suction, 9733450, 70 deg Curved Suction, and 9733451, 90 deg Curved Suction). The firm name on the label is Medtronic Navigation, Inc., Louisville, CO. || The suction devices are part of a family of reusable ENT instruments that are used with the StealthStationTM AxiEM surgical navigation system. The AxiEM system is an electromagnetic (EM) tracking solution for surgical tools. The system measures an induced voltage created by local magnetic fields from a set of coils in the transmit coil array (TCA). Each surgical tool has a set of receiving coils to sense the magnetic field strength. Using a mathematical algorithm, the position and orientation of the instrument can be computed and overlaid/registered to imagery on a computer monitor, resulting in the ability to track the instrument tip in relation to the patients anatomy. AxiEM ENT Suction devices are used as suction and pointing devices. The suction devices are intended to have an ENT Instrument Tracker mounted on it
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Medtronic Navigation, Inc., 826 Coal Creek Cir, Louisville CO 80027-9710
  • 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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