Rappel de Alligator Retrieval Device (ARD)

Selon U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ce/cet/cette rappel concerne un dispositif en/au/aux/à United States qui a été fabriqué par Micro Therapeutics Inc, Dba Ev3 Neurovascular.

Qu'est-ce que c'est?

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 1
  • Numéro de l'événement
  • Date de mise en oeuvre de l'événement
  • Date de publication de l'événement
  • Statut de l'événement
  • Pays de l'événement
  • Date de fin de l'événement
  • Source de l'événement
  • URL de la source de l'événement
  • Notes / Alertes
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Notes supplémentaires dans les données
    Catheter, percutaneous - Product Code DQY
  • Cause
    Potential for the ptfe (polytetrafluoroethylene) coating to delaminate and detach from the delivery wire.
  • Action
    A customer notification letter was sent on 4/1/14 to all customers who purchased the Pipeline Embolization Device and the Alligator Retrieval Device. The letter informs the customers of the problems identified and the actions to be taken. Customers are instructed to complete the customer response form and fax the completed form to Covidien at (763) 591-3519. Customers with questions are instructed to contact Dr. Mark A. Turco at (202) 310-5120. A press release was sent on 4/11/14 to Business Wire Newsroom to inform the public about the recall from Covidien. The recall is regarding certain lots of its Pipeline Embolization Device and Alligator Retrieval Device where the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating applied to the delivery wire could delaminate adn detach from the devices. Consumers are instructed to report any adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of the product to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax. Consumers with may also contact Covidien Customer Service at (800) 716-6700 between 7am to 7pm (central) or email at customerserviceus@covidien.com.


  • Modèle / numéro de série
    ARD Model/ Lot  FA8881040 / 9769118  FA8881030 / 9816048 FA8881040 / 9754682  FA8881050 / 9772283  FA8881040 / 9752800 FA8881030 / 9751662  FA8881030 / 9773525  FA8881020 / 9832735 FA8881040 / 9757667  FA8881020 / 9774620  FA8881030 / 9834039 FA8881040 / 9758530  FA8881020 / 9774620  FA8881030 / 9834039 FA8881030 / 9758532  FA8881030 / 9783730  FA8881020 / 9836553 FA8881050 / 9760946  FA8881040 / 9786013  FA8881030 / 9834039 FA8881030 / 9761690  FA8881040 / 9787928  FA8881050 / 9848544 FA8881020 / 9761692  FA8881030 / 9791385  FA8881030 / 9848543 FA8881030 / 9758532  FA8881040 / 9793305  FA8881030 / 9853152 FA8881040 / 9764206  FA8881030 / 9798648  FA8881030 / 9854769 FA8881040 / 9764206  FA8881030 / 9798648  FA8881030 / 9858153 FA8881040 / 9764212  FA8881050 / 9801041  FA8881030 / 9865759 FA8881030 / 9766949  FA8881020 / 9811215  FA8881050 / 9868025 FA8881030 / 9769117  FA8881030 / 9813908
  • Classification du dispositif
  • Classe de dispositif
  • Dispositif implanté ?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including Puerto Rico and the countries of Australia, Germany, France, UK, Turkey, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, , Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and UAE.
  • Description du dispositif
    Alligator Retrieval Device (ARD). Used in the peripheral and neurovasculature for foreign body removal.
  • Manufacturer


  • Adresse du fabricant
    Micro Therapeutics Inc, Dba Ev3 Neurovascular, 9775 Toledo Way, Irvine CA 92618-1811
  • 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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