Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Right Long Tactile 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
  • 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
    Neurological stereotaxic instrument - Product Code HAW
  • Causa
    When subjected to bending, twisting, and malleting, the probe tips break off when used in the sacrum for which they are not indicated for use. these probes are approved for use in the lumbar vertebra.
  • Acción
    An Urgent - Product Safety Notice customer letter was sent via FED EX on 2/6/12 and 2/6/12 to direct consignees in the US identifying the affected product and the issue with it. The letter states that Medtronic Navigation is removing the product from clinical use and will provide a sales credit to customers. In the letters to Medtronic field personnel, it states that local sales and service personnel will be identified to remove the affected product from customer sites and return them for scrapping. Customers are to contact a sales representative if they have any questions regarding the letter.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Part Number 962011S: Lot Numbers 090106, 071219
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution -- US and Republic of South Korea.
  • Descripción del producto
    Right Long Tactile Probe, Part #962011S, Medtronic Navigation, Louisville, CO 80027. || Trackable handheld instruments used in spine surgeries for preparation of the pedicle. These instruments are used in conjunction with the Medtronic Navigation StealthStation platform and various software applications.
  • 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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