Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Medtronic Passive Planar Blunt Probe

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
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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
    Neurological stereotaxic Instrument - Product Code HAW
  • Causa
    Passive planar blunt probe (lot# 150223) was manufactured with a sharp tip rather than a blunt tip.
  • Acción
    Medtronic sent an Medical Device Safety Alert letter dated May 5, 2015, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Action to be taken by the user: "Examine your inventory and if any of the affected products are found, please quarantine them for return to Medtronic. "A Medtronic representative will follow-up to arrange for removal and replacement. If you have any questions regarding this action, please contact Medtronic Navigation Technical Services at 1-800-595-9709.


  • Modelo / Serial
    lot number 150223
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    US Distribution to the states of : CA, MO, LA and PA., and Internationally to Ireland.
  • Descripción del producto
    Medtronic Passive Planar Blunt Probe Part Number 960-556, also included in Part Number Kits: 9732540, 9732622, 9733174, 9733935. As part of kits, the product is either packaged with other instruments or into a holding tray. The Passive Planar Blunt Probe is an optically tracked, reusable instrument used in navigated surgery and is included with Medtronic cranial instrument kits. It is designed for use in patient registration and palpating brain tissue during surgical procedures.
  • 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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