• Decrease font size
  • Return font size to normal
  • Increase font size
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Class 2 Device Recall NIM (Nerve Integrity Monitor) 3.0 Patient Interfaces Pulse;Response;Neuro

  • Print
  • Share
  • E-mail
Super Search Devices@FDA
510(k) | DeNovo | Registration & Listing | Adverse Events | Recalls | PMA | HDE | Classification | Standards
CFR Title 21 | Radiation-Emitting Products | X-Ray Assembler | Medsun Reports | CLIA | TPLC

New Search Back to Search Results
  Class 2 Device Recall NIM (Nerve Integrity Monitor) 3.0 Patient Interfaces Pulse;Response;Neuro see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 27, 2010
Date Posted September 10, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 26, 2013
Recall Number Z-2344-2012
Recall Event ID 63008
510(K)Number K083124  
Product Classification Stimulator, electrical, evoked response - Product Code GWF
Product Interfaces subject to recall:
Medtronic NIM (Nerve Integrity Monitor) 3.0 Patient Interfaces REF 8253210 (Pulse).

Box Label: REF 8253210 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.

Code Information 8253210 (Pulse). Serial Numbers 00004, 00009, 00010, 00013, 00014, 00015, 00017 (International Consignees only)
Recalling Firm/
Medtronic Xomed, Inc.
6743 Southpoint Dr N
Jacksonville FL 32216-6218
For Additional Information Contact Dave Timlin
Manufacturer 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 procedu
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action The firm, Medtronic USA, Inc., sent an "URGENT Product Recall Notification" letter dated September 27, 2010, to its U.S. and International customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to verify their receipt of this notice and complete and sign the Product Replacement checklist form indicating that their sales representative has completed the replacement of their devices and fax to 1-651-367-8055. U.S. Customer Units - replacement kits with their contents will be provided to each Area Sales Manager (ASM) for each customer along with documentation of serial number units to be replaced. Each ASM will be responsible for delivering a replacement unit(s) and picking up and returning each of their customer's units using the pre-labeled replacement kit boxes. International Customer Units- International units, depending on the geography will either be replaced or repaired and returned. If replacement is planned, the International Business Manager (IBM) will receive replacement kits as described for the U.S. In those geographies where devices will be repaired and returned, kits with the following contents will be sent to IBM's along with documentation of serial number units to be repaired. Foreign distribution: In the larger territories (i.e. Australia, Japan, Canada, EMEA-Europe, Middle East, Africa), repairs/rework were handled at the Medtronic facilities in those geographic areas. In the smaller geographic areas (Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea, Latin America ), where there were limited sales, devices were returned to the U.S. In all cases (large and small geographic areas), devices were returned via a Medtronic entity (sales office or distribution center). If you have any questions regarding the subject Actron or the content of this letter, contact the Distinguished Regulatory Affairs Advisor at 904-279-7532.
Quantity in Commerce 7
Distribution 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.
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = GWF and Original Applicant = MEDTRONIC XOMED, INC.