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Class 2 Device Recall RestoreUltra and RestoreSensor

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  Class 2 Device Recall RestoreUltra and RestoreSensor see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 30, 2013
Date Posted October 31, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 20, 2015
Recall Number Z-0124-2014
Recall Event ID 66473
PMA Number P840001S234 
Product Classification Stimulator, spinal-cord, totally implanted for pain relief - Product Code LGW
Product Medtronic RestoreUltra, model 37712, and RestoreSensor, model 37714, Multi-program Rechargeable Neurostimulator for Spinal Cord Stimulation.

Medtronic implantable neurostimulation system is indicated for spinal cord stimulation (SCS) systems as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs-including unilateral or bilateral pain associated with the following conditions: - Failed Back Syndrome (FBS) or low back syndrome or failed back - Radicular pain syndrome or radiculopathies resulting in pain secondary to FBS or herniated disk - Postlaminectomy pain - Multiple back operations - Unsuccessful disk surgery - Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD)/herniated disk pain refractory to conservative and surgical interventions - Peripheral causalgia - Epidural fibrosis - Arachnoiditis or lumbar adhesive arachnoiditis - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), or causalgia
Code Information all serial numbers 
Recalling Firm/
Medtronic Neuromodulation
7000 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis MN 55432-3568
For Additional Information Contact Technical Services
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Medtronic notified customers regarding over stimulation or stimulation in the wrong area related to select Medtronic neurostimulators. Upon a specific set of conditions, typically related to device recovery from an over discharge, there is a potential for over stimulation or stimulation directed to a lead electrode other than what was intended.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action The firm, Medtronic, sent an "Urgent: Medical Device Correction" letter dated September 2013 entitled "Loss of Stimulation and Over Stimulation" to customers associated with the affected Medtronic neurostimulators. This letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The letter informed customers of the potential for these issues to occur and provided recommendations to significantly reduce the likelihood of the issues. The customers were instructed to avoid over discharge; if a rechargeable device becomes over discharged, contact Medtronic Patient Services at (1-800-510-6735) to resolve the POR and reduce the likelihood of over stimulation. If you have questions, please contact Medtronic Neurostimulation Technical Services at 1-800-707-0933 weekdays 7am-6pm CST.
Quantity in Commerce 64,163
Distribution Worldwide distribution: US (Nationwide) including Puerto Rico and countries of: Algeria, Aruba, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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 = LGW and Original Applicant = MEDTRONIC NEUROMODULATION