Rappel de Medtronic DBS Pocket Adaptor for use with Activa PC (Model 37601) and Activa RC (Model 37612) brain neuro-stimulators

Selon Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, ce/cet/cette rappel concerne un dispositif en/au/aux/à Australia qui a été fabriqué par Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd.

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Une correction ou un retrait opéré par un fabricant afin de répondre à un problème causé par un dispositif médical. Les rappels surviennent lorsqu'un dispositif médical est défectueux, lorsqu'il pourrait poser un risque pour la santé, ou les deux à la fois.

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  • Type d'événement
  • ID de l'événement
  • Classe de risque de l'événement
    Class I
  • Date de mise en oeuvre de l'événement
  • Pays de l'événement
  • Source de l'événement
  • URL de la source de l'événement
  • Notes / Alertes
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notes supplémentaires dans les données
  • Cause
    It has been identified that 16 medtronic neuromodulation dbs system pocket adaptors (0.08% reported rate of occurrence) have been identified with high impedance, resulting in decreased current being conducted through the device. some of the reported cases involved loss of therapy, return of symptoms, rebound effects and potential revision surgery to replace the device. there have been no incidents reported in australia. analysis of the returned devices found the cause of the high impedance to be conductor wire fractures near where the wire exits the neurostimulator connector block. in two cases, the issue was identified during implantation surgery, while the other 14 were identified after implantation and resulted in revision surgery.
  • Action
    Medtronic is reminding users of the device labelling specific to the handling of pocket adaptors and system integrity checking during implant procedures. This action has been closed-out on 03/03/2017.


  • Modèle / numéro de série
    Medtronic DBS Pocket Adaptor for use with Activa PC (Model 37601) and Activa RC (Model 37612) brain neuro-stimulatorsModel Numbers: 64001 and 64002ARTG Number: 165114
  • Classification du dispositif
  • Manufacturer


  • Société-mère du fabricant (2017)
  • Commentaire du fabricant
    “If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.
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