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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of September 19, 2012

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Product Description Interfaces subject to recall: Medtronic NIM (Nerve Integrity Monitor) 3.0 Patient Interfaces 8253200 (Response) LABELING: Box Label: REF 8253200 x1***NIM-Response 3.0 Patient Interface***Medtronic Xomed, Inc., 6743 Southpoint Drive North Jacksonville, FL 32216-0980 USA***Rx Only***Lot***SN:***" Top of unit is labeled in part: "***NIM-Response 3.0***Medtronic***" Bottom/Underside of unit is labeled in part: "***5X20mm FA.L., 32mA. 250VAC***REF***MEDTRONIC XOMED INC. JACKSONVILLE, FL USA***" Cord is labeled in part: "***Ref.***Mfg Date***Sn***" The NIM 3.0 Patient Interfaces [REF #'s 8253210 (Pulse), 8253200 (Response), 8253410 (Neuro)] is an EMG Nerve Integrity Monitor intended for locating and identifying cranial and peripheral motor and mixed motor-sensory nerves during surgery, including spinal cord and spinal nerve roots.
Recall Number Z-2342-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info All serial numbers.
Product Distributed Qty 464
Reason For Recall In January 2010, Medtronic issued a recall of Medtronic NIM 3.0 Patient Interfaces after Medtronic identified a trend of open channel conditions (signal loss from the electrode). When the NIM 3.0 detects the signal loss from the electrode (i.e. open channel), it fails the electrode check and provides an audible and visual warning to the user which could also create a delay in the surgical procedure. If the delay occurs after a patient has already been anesthetized, the resulting delay could extend the patient's time under anesthesia if time is required to troubleshoot the system or if it is rendered inoperable. Models Ref 8253200 (Response) and Ref 8253410 (Neuro) were distributed in the US and Models Ref 8253200 (Response), Ref 8253210 (Pulse) and 8253410 (Neuro) were distributed internationally.

Event Detail

Event Id 63008
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
City Jacksonville
State FL
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2010-09-27
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries of: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Columbia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Libya, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Saudia Arabia, Singapore, Slovak, Spain, SRI Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.