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 Xomed, 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
    Stimulator, nerve - Product Code ETN
  • Causa
    Device may fail to operate or operate intermittently during use and such operation could result in a lack of nerve stimulation when nerve tissue is actually contacted by the stimulator.
  • Acción
    All consignees were contacted by telephone (initiated on November 10, 2008). After telephone contact, each consignee was sent a follow-up fax/letter, "Urgent Product Recall Notification". The letter described the issue and actions for customers to take in response to the recall. Customers were instructed to check their inventories and return affected product to Medtronic Xomed, Inc. Customers were also instructed to fax their completed "Customer Contact and Product Return Checklist" to Medtronic Xomed, Inc. at 1-904-296-2386. Direct questions to Medtronic ENT Customer Service at 1-800-874-5797 (select Option 1 for Customer Service) and ask for the Vari-Stim Field Action Contact Person.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lot Number 58536200.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution --- including USA and country of Canada. (22 boxes were distributed within U.S. Three boxes were distributed to Medtronic Canada but returned)
  • Descripción del producto
    VARI-STIM III Nerve Locator/Stimulator, Sterile, Medtronic Xomed, Inc. || The Vari-Stim III nerve locator/stimulator is a sterile, single-use disposable, hand-held, battery-operated device intended to stimulate motor nerves exposed during surgery for the purpose of identification or location.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Medtronic Xomed, Inc., 6743 Southpoint Dr N, Jacksonville FL 32216-6218
  • 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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