“We take a patient-first approach to assessing the applicability of every recall and communicate to regulatory bodies in all geographies where the recalled device is sold,” Boston Scientific said in a statement to ICIJ. “We have coordinated several recalls across many countries in a timely manner,” the company said, adding that it complies with all national laws, which can often vary and require different processes for reporting information or taking action on recalls. The company said it uses a rigorous and uniform process to take action on recalls and that “when we initiate a field action (e.g. recall, safety alert), every customer who has received an affected product receives a communication that includes a letter for the physician.”
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Description du dispositif
Precision Charger 1.0 (Model Number SC-5300) for the Precision Spinal Cord Stimulator System labeled as BIONICS SCS-CHARGING KIT CONTENTS Charger (1) Base Station (1) Belt Power Supply (1) Adhesive Kit ADVANCED BIONICS CORP 12740 San Fernando Rd. Sylmar, CA 91342 USA. The Precision Spinal Cord Stimulator System (Precision System) is indicated as an aid in the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, including unilateral or bilateral pain associated with following: failed back surgery syndrome, intractable low back pain and leg pain. The Precision System includes an implantable 16-output, multi-channel stimulator (IPG - Implantable Pulse Generator) with a rechargeable battery power source. The IPG, commonly implanted in the abdomen or buttock area (less frequently in the subclavicular area), can be configured to accept one or two leads. The leads are implanted in the epidural space, adjacent to the spinal column. The stimulation delivered at the distal end of the lead is intended to mask the pain signals. An externally used Charger is utilized to transcutaneously recharge the IPG (Implantable Pulse Generator) battery. Currently, Boston Scientific distributes Charger 2.0 (Model Number SC-5312). For improved heat management, Charger 2.0 is equipped with thermistor (temperature sensing component), designed to activate/deactivate charging at a set temperature.