Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Medtronic Launcher Coronary Guide Catheter

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 Vascular.

¿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.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • 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, percutaneous - Product Code DQY
  • Causa
    Two reports have been received on the 6f launcher guide catheter lot (model number la6jr40k; lot no 0007244836} for incorrect usable length of the guide catheter. it was reported that the catheters had a usable length of 90 cm instead of 55 cm, which was specified on the packaging label. usable length is defined as the total length of catheter shaft from the distal end of the strain relief to the.
  • Acción
    Beginning October 13, 2014, Medtronic field representatives will being hand delivery of the customer communication to affected customers, notifying them of the issue, and requesting return of unaffected product. Customers will be asked to sign a certificate confirming they have received the notification and have taken the requested action. 1. Identify and quarantine all listed, unused product in your inventory. 2. Return all listed product in your inventory to Medtronic. Contact Customer Service at 888-283-7868 to initiate a product return and credit. Your Medtronic sales representative can assist you in the return of this product as necessary. 3. Complete the attached Customer Confirmation Certificate and email it to or fax it to Medtronic at 651-367-0612 to the attention of Customer Focused Quality.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lot Number: 0007244836 MODEL: LA6JR40K
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    US Distribution including the states of NC, IA, IL and KS.
  • Descripción del producto
    Medtronic Launcher Coronary Guide Catheter; MODEL: LA6JR40K
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Medtronic Vascular, 35-37A Cherry Hill Drive, Danvers MA 01923-2565
  • 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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