Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall RF Ablation System Foot Switch

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 Boston Scientific Corp.

¿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
  • Fecha de publicación 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
    Cardiac Ablation Percutaneous Catheter - Product Code LPB
  • Causa
    Product malfunction may result in delivery of energy without depressing the foot switch that controls delivery.
  • Acción
    Recall initiated on November 25, 2008. Urgent Company Initiated Medical Device Recall - Immediate Action Required letters, dated 11/26/2008, were sent to consignees via Federal Express and included return and reply forms for consignees to respond. The letters asked that further distribution or use of any foot switch affected by this recall be ceased immediately. Attached to the letter was a document entitled "Instructions for Determining Affected Product," which provided instructions and serial numbers for determining if customers have product affected by this recall. In addition, a document entitled "Recall Instructions" was also attached. Affected product should be segregated and returned to Boston Scientific in accordance to the "Recall Instructions," and the Reply and Verification Tracking Form should be completed and returned. Customers will receive replacement product for all recalled product returned to Boston Scientific. Local Sales Reps should be contacted in regards to any questions customers may have pertaining to this recall.


  • Modelo / Serial
    M004 218400, Serial numbers starting in 0430200, 0530100, 0606100, 0610000, 0620200, 0623700, 0626500, 0629900, 0634800, and ending in 001-405.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution --- including USA and countries of France, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Canada, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Australia, Russia, Netherlands, Ireland, Libya.
  • Descripción del producto
    RF Ablation System Foot Switch. (Can be used with Boston Scientific Maestro 3000 and EPT-1000XP Cardiac Ablation Cardiac Ablation Systems). Manufactured by Altech Corporation, Flemmington NJ and distributed by Boston Scientific Corporation, San Jose, CA, catalog numbers/UPN numbers 21840/M004 218400. || Indicated for use in cardiac ablation procedures.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Boston Scientific Corp, 150 Baytech Dr, San Jose CA 95134-2302
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “We take a patient-first approach to assessing the applicability of every recall and communicate to regulatory bodies in all geographies where the recalled device is sold,” Boston Scientific said in a statement to ICIJ. “We have coordinated several recalls across many countries in a timely manner,” the company said, adding that it complies with all national laws, which can often vary and require different processes for reporting information or taking action on recalls. The company said it uses a rigorous and uniform process to take action on recalls and that “when we initiate a field action (e.g. recall, safety alert), every customer who has received an affected product receives a communication that includes a letter for the physician.”
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