Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall SynchroMed EL implantable infusion pump

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 Neuromodulation.

¿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 1
  • 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
    Pump, infusion, implanted, programmable - Product Code LKK
  • Causa
    Medtronic notified healthcare professionals of the impact of unapproved drugs on the performance of the synchromed infusion pump system. use of unapproved drugs with synchromed pumps can result in an increased risk of permanent motor stall and cessation of drug infusion. update 2/1/2016: medtronic received approval to incorporate enhancements to the synchromed ii pump which decreases the potential for internal electrical shorting and motor corrosion, and is retrieving any unused pumps.
  • Acción
    The firm Medtronic, sent an "Urgent medical Device Safety Notification" dated November 2012, to its customers beginning November 09, 2012. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to follow the recommendations provided in the letter and complete and return the PHYSICIAN REPLY FORM via mail at Medtronic Neuromodulation Quality Assurance, 7000 Central Ave NE, Mailstop RCC150, Minneapolis, MN 55432; fax to: 800-897-3899 or email to: If you have questions, please contact Medtronic Neuromodulation Technical Services at 1-800-707-0933 weekdays 7am - 6pm CST. UPDATE 2/1/2016: Medtronic began notifying consignees 2/1/2016 via, mail, telephone and/or in person visit by a Medtronic Field Representative. The Medtronic Field Representatives will retrieve devices in the US and provide an Urgent Medical Device Removal letter. The letter states that device design has been updated and the Medtronic Field Representative has retrieved any devices with a Use By date on or before 5/14/2017. An account specific Customer Confirmation Form was to be completed by either the Medtronic Field Representative or the consignee. Consignees with questions can contatct their Medtronic Field Representative, or Customer Service at 1-888-854-0978.


  • Modelo / Serial
    All SynchroMed EL and SynchroMed II pumps
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries including: Canada and Mexico.
  • Descripción del producto
    SynchroMed EL, models 8626-10, 8626L-10, 8626-18, 8626L-18, 8627-10, 8627L-10, 8627-18, 8627L-18. implantable infusion pump. The pump is part of an implanted infusion system that consists of a SynchroMed EL pump and a catheter. The SynchroMed EL Infusion System is indicated for use when patient therapy requires the chronic infusion of drugs or fluids. The SynchroMed EL Infusion System with a 10 mL reservoir volume is indicated for use in the smaller patient who has insufficient body mass to support the larger SynchroMed EL pump or in patients who choose a smaller, lower profile pump when presented with the choice, when patient therapy requires the chronic infusion of drugs or fluids referred to in this manual.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Medtronic Neuromodulation, 7000 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis MN 55432-3568
  • 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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