Device Recall Medtronic Instrument Kit Fusion ENT

  • Model / Serial
    Each of the devices within the kit are labeled with information specific to each of the reusable devices within the kit and those devices are what goes into the customer inventory. The outer box where the lot number is printed is discarded by the customer on receipt and the separate devices within the box are what is stored on the shelf. Therefore, no kit lot number is being provided.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) and Internationally to Canada.
  • Product Description
    Medtronic Instrument Kit 9733908 Fusion ENT, reusable, RX. This kit includes Kit 9733452 (containing 9733449, Straight Suction, 9733450, 70 deg Curved Suction, and 9733451, 90 deg Curved Suction). The firm name on the label is Medtronic Navigation, Inc., Louisville, CO. || The suction devices are part of a family of reusable ENT instruments that are used with the StealthStationTM AxiEM surgical navigation system. The AxiEM system is an electromagnetic (EM) tracking solution for surgical tools. The system measures an induced voltage created by local magnetic fields from a set of coils in the transmit coil array (TCA). Each surgical tool has a set of receiving coils to sense the magnetic field strength. Using a mathematical algorithm, the position and orientation of the instrument can be computed and overlaid/registered to imagery on a computer monitor, resulting in the ability to track the instrument tip in relation to the patients anatomy. AxiEM ENT Suction devices are used as suction and pointing devices. The suction devices are intended to have an ENT Instrument Tracker mounted on it
  • Manufacturer
  • 1 Event


  • Manufacturer Address
    Medtronic Navigation, Inc., 826 Coal Creek Cir, Louisville CO 80027-9710
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “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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