Device Recall Medtronic SynchroMed EL implantable drug pump
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All units of these pump models are affected. Updates will be conducted on the Labeling, Training and Education Materials and the Refill Template which is included with the refill kits wil be redesigned.
Worldwide distribution: USA including DC and PR and countries including: AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, HONG KONG, TAIWAN, CHINA, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, INDONESIA, SOUTH KOREA, THAILAND, ARUBA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CANADA, CHILE, COLOMBIA, COSTA RICA, CROATIA, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, FAROE ISLANDS, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, GUADELOUPE, HUNGARY, ICELAND, INDIA, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAMAICA, JORDAN, KUWAIT, LEBANON, LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MALTA, MARTINIQUE, MEXICO, MOROCCO, NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS ANTI LES, NORWAY, PANAMA, POLAND, PORTUGAL, QATAR, REUNION, ROMANIA, SAN MARINO, SAUDI ARABIA, SLOVAKIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SRI LANKA, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TUNISIA, TURKEY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UNITED KINGDOM, URUGUAY, and VATICAN CITY.
Medtronic SynchroMed EL (Model No: 8626 and 8627) implantable drug pump || The SynchroMed EL Infusion System is indicated for use when patient therapy requires the chronic infusion of drugs or fluids. The SynchroMed EL Infusion System with a 10 mL reservoir volume is indicated for use in the smaller patient who has insufficient body mass to support the larger SynchroMed EL pump or in patients who choose a smaller, lower profile pump when presented with the choice, when patient therapy requires the chronic infusion of drugs or fluids referred to in this manual.
“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.