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Class 2 Device Recall Medtronic Bravo pH Capsule with Delivery System

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  Class 2 Device Recall Medtronic Bravo pH Capsule with Delivery System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 03, 2007
Date Posted May 07, 2008
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 03, 2012
Recall Number Z-0517-2008
Recall Event ID 46044
510(K)Number K002028  
Product Classification Stomach pH electrode - Product Code FFT
Product Medtronic Bravo pH Capsule with Delivery System, Stomach pH electrode, Product Numbers 9012B1011 and 9012B1001. Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN 55432
Code Information No devices are being returned. The field action is being done to communicate and emphasize the current Instrucitons for Use (IFU) regarding detachment of the Capsule from the Delivery System.
Recalling Firm/
Medtronic Neuromodulation
800 53rd Ave NE
PO Box 1250
Minneapolis MN 55440-1250
For Additional Information Contact
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Unable to detach from source: The capsule may not detach from the delivery system following attachment to the esophageal wall.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling Change Control
Action Consignees were notified by an Urgent Device Recall in December 2007. The letter emphasizes to users the current Instructions for Use regarding detachment of the capsule from the deliver system. It advises that users may continue to use the Bravo capsules and delivery systems. It instructs users to discard all copies of the ¿2005 Bravo pH Monitoring System Interactive Training CD and to use the enclosed ¿2007 Bravo pH Monitoring System Interactive Training. A "Bravo Delivery System Disassembly Procedure" was also provided with the letter. The letter requests consignees to complete and return the reply form included with the notification. For additional information, contact 1-800-707-0933.
Quantity in Commerce 169,365 individual Bravo capsule and delivery systems have been sold worldwide
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- USA states of AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV and WY and countries of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan , Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, 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 = FFT and Original Applicant = ENDONETICS, INC.