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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of November 6, 2013

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Product Detail

Product Description Medtronic Activa PC, model 37601, and Activa RC, model 37612, Multi-program Rechargeable Neurostimulator for Deep Brain Stimulation. Medtronic Activa RC and Activa PC Deep Brain Stimulators are indicated for Therapy for Parkinson's Disease - Bilateral stimulation of the internal globus pallidus (GPi) or the subthalamic nucleus (STN). Indicated for adjunctive therapy in reducing some of the symptoms of advanced, levodopa-responsive Parkinson's disease that are not adequately controlled with medication. Activa PC Deep Brain Stimulator is indicated for Therapy for Dystonia. Unilateral or bilateral stimulation of the internal globus pallidus (GPi) or the subthalamic nucleus (STN). Indicated as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable (drug refractory) primary dystonia, including generalized and segmental dystonia, hemidystonia, and cervical dystonia (torticollis), for individuals 7 years of age and older. Activa PC Deep Brain Stimulator is indicated for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Bilateral stimulation of the anterior limb of the internal capsule, AIC, as an adjunct to medications and as an alternative to anterior capsulotomy for treatment of chronic, severe, treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adult patients who have failed at least three selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
Recall Number Z-0125-2014
Classification Class II
Code Info all serial numbers
Product Distributed Qty 38,294
Reason For Recall Medtronic notified customers regarding over stimulation or stimulation in the wrong area related to select Medtronic neurostimulators. Upon a specific set of conditions, typically related to device recovery from an over discharge, there is a potential for over stimulation or stimulation directed to a lead electrode other than what was intended.

Event Detail

Event Id 66473
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Medtronic Neuromodulation
City Minneapolis
State MN
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-09-30
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide distribution: US (Nationwide) including Puerto Rico and countries of: Algeria, Aruba, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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