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Class 2 Device Recall Medtronic Navigation

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  Class 2 Device Recall Medtronic Navigation see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 13, 2012
Date Posted November 29, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on January 04, 2013
Recall Number Z-0441-2013
Recall Event ID 63722
510(K)Number K050438  
Product Classification Neurological stereotaxic Instrument - Product Code HAW
Product The Vertex Max Drill Tube is a component within the Navigated Vertex Max Drill Guide Set (item 9733370). The Navigated Vertex Max Drill Guide Set is intended to be used with a Medtronic Computer Assisted Surgery System to help assist with screw placement during spine surgical procedures. The device is reusable and requires sterilization according to product labeling.

Code Information Lot number 120203.
Recalling Firm/
Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
826 Coal Creek Cir
Louisville CO 80027-9710
For Additional Information Contact
720-890-3200 Ext. 3303
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Medtronic is recalling certain Vertex Max Drill Tubes which are used with the StealthStation System due to a defect related to the internal threading for component set up.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action Medtronic Navigation sent a Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated November 13 -14, 2012, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed do not use the Vertex Max Cannulated Drill Tube clinically. Medtronic Navigation will remove the Vertex Max Cannulated Drill Tube. Medtronic Navigation will provide a replacement Vertex.Max Cannulated Drill Tube manufactured from a different lot which was inspected to verify the defect has been corrected. If you have any questions about this notification, please contact a Sales Representative in your area. For further questions please call (720) 890-3200 Ext. 3303 .
Quantity in Commerce 12 Units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution--US (nationwide) including the states of CA, FL, MA, LA, and MI and the countries of Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Canada and Korea.
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 = HAW and Original Applicant = MEDTRONIC SURGICAL NAVIGATION TECHNOLOGIES