Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Medtronic (Covidien)Palindrome Precision Chronic Catheter Kit

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 Covidien LLC.

¿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
    Catheter, hemodialysis, implanted, coated - Product Code NYU
  • Causa
    Incorrectly packaged with a 90 degree bend at the distal tip.
  • Acción
    The firm, Medtronic (Covidien), sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated 10/16/2015 to their customers. The letter described the product, problem, and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to quarantine and discontinue use of the product, return affected product and complete and return the RECALLED PRODUCT RETURN FORM via Fax to Medtronic to (800)-895-6140 or email to: to (203) 492-7719 or email to: Questions or concerns contact your Medtronic representative or Customer Service at (800) 882-5878.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lot Numbers: 1503500094, 1431900098, 1435800009
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide distribution: US (nationwide) and countries of: Canada, Belgium, Chile, Panama, Denmark, France, Germany , Netherlands,Spain, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
  • Descripción del producto
    Palindrome" Chronic Catheter Kit Symmetrical Tip, Tal VenaTrac" Stylet 14.5 Fr/Ch (4.8mm) X 33 cm || Item Number: 8888145042 || The Palindrome chronic catheter is intended for acute and chronic hemodialysis, apheresis, and infusion. It may be inserted either percutaneously or by cutdown. Catheters grater than 40 cm implant length are indicated for femoral insertion.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Covidien LLC, 60 Middletown Ave, North Haven CT 06473-3908
  • 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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