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Class 2 Device Recall Medtronic Kinetra Implantable Neurostimulator

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  Class 2 Device Recall Medtronic Kinetra Implantable Neurostimulator see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 19, 2006
Date Posting Updated December 19, 2006
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 18, 2007
Recall Number Z-0290-2007
Recall Event ID 35967
PMA Number P960009S027 
Product Classification neurostimulator - Product Code MHY
Product Medtronic Kinetra Dual Program Neurostimulator for Deep Brain Stimulation, model 7428. Rx only. Medtronic, Inc., 710 Medtronic Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55432-5604 USA. The dual program model 7428 Kinetra Neurostimulator generates electrical signals that are transmitted to the brain. These signals are delivered from the neurostimulator to the brain via DBS extension or DBS leads. The neurostimulator consists of electronic circuitry and a battery, which are hermetically sealed in a titanium case. The operation of the neurostimulator is supported by a clinician programmer, a therapy controller, and a control magnet.
Code Information serial numbers in the following ranges:

¿ NFD100006 - NFD100325H, ¿ NFD620017S - NFD625737S, ¿ NFD200201K - NFD201303K
Recalling Firm/
Medtronic Neurological
800 53rd Ave NE
PO Box 1250
Minneapolis MN 55440-1250
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A subset of Kinetra implantable neurostimulators may experience a failure of wire connections between the electronic hybrid circuit and battery which may lead to sudden cessation of therapy. Sudden cessation of therapy can result in the immediate return or worsening of underlying symptoms due to the progression of the disease state.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Letter dated July 2006. Recommendations were made to Health Care Providers of the following: 1.Consider the potential for this anomaly if your patient present with a device in a POR state. 2. Consider informing your patients of this risk and advise them to seek attention immediately if they experience a return of pre-implant or more advanced symptoms. 3. Determine whether device replacement is warranted based upon consultation with your patient, review of the patient''s medical history and consideration of the relative risks of abrupt cessation of stimulation versus the risk of a device replacement surgical procedure. 4. Report any malfunction, removal and replacement to Medtronic and FDA suing the medical device reporting system. 5. Acknowledge this communication using the reply form enclosed.
Quantity in Commerce 6726 devices
Distribution Worldwide, including USA, Puerto Rico, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.
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.
PMA Database PMAs with Product Code = MHY and Original Applicant = MEDTRONIC Inc.