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Class 2 Device Recall Medtronic SPECIFY

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Date Initiated by Firm May 21, 2008
Date Posted September 18, 2008
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 08, 2010
Recall Number Z-2241-2008
Recall Event ID 48705
510(K)Number K971756  
Product Classification Lead kit for implanted spinal-cord stimulator (pain relief) - Product Code GZB
Product Medtronic SPECIFY, 3998, Lead Kit for Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS). Manufactured at Medtronic, Inc., Villalba, Puerto Rico, USA. Contents of the inner package are STERILE. Method of sterilization: Ethylene Oxide. Model 3998 lead is an implantable, permanent lead. It is used to deliver electrical pulses to the dorsal aspect of the spinal cord. The lead consists of two polyurethane lead bodies joined to one silicone rubber paddle. The lead has two parallel rows of four platinum iridium electrodes on the distal end.
Code Information V004442, V004456, V004457, V004541, V004644, V005789, V005838, V005884, V005952, V006010, V006011, V006497, V006610, V006732, V006888, V006937, V007136, V007224, V007342, V007451, V007565, V007729, V007781, V007911, V008174, V008257, V008387, V008638, V008639, V008729, V008902, V009060, V009191, V009278, V009352, V009353, V009630, V010099, V010124, V010125, V010366, V010367, V010602, V010744, V010896, V011057, V011091, V011215, V011257, V011299, V011406, V011457, V011552, V011610, V011627, V011860, V011958, V011977, V012040, V012123, V012202, V012238, V012260, V012411, V012571, V012618, V012935, V013158, V013231, V013331, V013489, V013615, V013745, V013787, V013837, V013862, V014190, V014320, V014426, V014454, V014660, V014785, V015071, V015166, V015327, V015626, V016195, V016445, V016489, V017182, V017731, V017927, V019145, V019452, V019569, V019909, V020188, V020688, V020904, V021560, V021753, V022880, V023339, V023517, V025268, V025500, V025707, V026020, V026436, V027462, V027804, V028474, V029383, V029983, V030442, V031317, V032070, V032560, V034825, V034832, V035769, V036156, V036810, V036857, V038530, V041066, V041365, V042627, V043757, V043759, V044336, V044850, V045723, V047365, V050371, V052566, V053142, V054607, V056045, V057371, V060415, V062321, V068860, V069647, V077531, V080086, V082162, V084570, V086942, V090294, V091959, V095777, V102426
Recalling Firm/
Medtronic Neuromodulation
800 53rd Ave NE
PO Box 1250
Minneapolis MN 55440-1250
For Additional Information Contact
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Medtronic is recalling certain lots of Model 3998 SPECIFY surgical lead kits due to a package mislabeling issue. The package labeling incorrectly states the lead length is 28 cm in length when it should state 20 cm. Recalled lots are to be returned for replacement or credit.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design (manufacturing process)
Action In May 2008, a Product Recall letter was issued to customers. Medtronic Field Representatives are to contact customers with consigned or unregistered sold product to remove it and return it to Medtronic. A Leave-Behind letter will be provided to customers, explaining the issue and the reason for removal of product. Recalled devices will be returned for replacement or credit. The Medtronic representative will complete and return a Reply Card, which documents the notification of the customer. If you have questions or comments, contact your Medtronic representative.
Quantity in Commerce 3669 (however only 962 units are scope of recall, because they are sold or in consignment AND are not registered implants
Distribution US distribution only to: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MN, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY
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 = GZB and Original Applicant = MEDTRONIC VASCULAR