|Date Initiated by Firm
||May 02, 2014
|Date Posting Updated
||June 04, 2014
||Terminated 3 on October 07, 2014
|Recall Event ID
||Pump, infusion, implanted, programmable - Product Code LKK
||Medtronic Model 8780 Ascenda Intrathecal Catheter.
The implantable Medtronic Model 8780 Ascenda Intrathecal Catheter is part of an infusion system that stores and delivers parenteral drugs to the intrathecal space. The implanted infusion system components consist of a Medtronic pump and a Model 8780 Ascenda Intrathecal Catheter.
| Medtronic Neuromodulation
7000 Central Ave Ne
Minneapolis MN 55432-3568
|Medtronic has determined that an Ascenda catheter kit may have had endotoxin in excess of USP limits.
|Release of Material/Component prior to receiving test results
||There was only one consignee affected by the recall. The consignee was contacted by phone on 5/2/14 and the information was provided verbally.
General Manager & Vice President, Pain Stimulation/Targeted Drug Delivery spoke via phone with the physician managing the patient. The following information was provided:
"Medtronic identified the potential for endotoxin levels exceeding USP requirements on product recently implanted (Model 8780, serial number N457062003).
"There may be the potential for serious patient injury due to endotoxin within the first hours after implant.
"Medtronic recommends observing the patient for symptoms of meningitis. Also to be aware that CSF would not test with a positive culture because endotoxin induced meningitis results in an aseptic meningitis.
The physician expressed confidence in the management of the patient and stated he was calling the nursing care facility to increase monitoring of the patient. Subsequent information was received regarding the patient indicating there were no signs of an endotoxin reaction.
|Quantity in Commerce
||Distributed in the state of CT.
|Total Product Life Cycle
TPLC Device Report
1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
||PMAs with Product Code = LKK and Original Applicant = MEDTRONIC Inc.