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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of December 19, 2012

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Event Detail

Event ID 63712
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Medtronic Neuromodulation
City Minneapolis
State MN
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-11-09
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries including: Canada and Mexico.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
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. All SynchroMed EL and SynchroMed II pumps Class I 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. 174,700 devices total Z-0496-2013
Medtronic SynchroMed II, Model 8637, (The SynchroMed® II Pump is supplied in 20 ml or 40 ml reservoir size.) Sterilized using ethylene oxide. The pump is part of an infusion system that stores and delivers a prescribed drug to a specific site. The implantable components of the SynchroMed II Infusion System include the pump, catheter, and catheter accessories. All SynchroMed EL and SynchroMed II pumps Class I 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. 174,700 devices total Z-0497-2013
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