Recall of Device Recall Activa PC

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Medtronic Neuromodulation.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    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.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Stimulator, electrical, implanted, for parkinsonian tremor - Product Code MHY
  • Reason
    Medtronic is recalling six activa pc (model 37601) implantable neurostimulators due to the potential for a damaged electrical component during manufacturing.
  • Action
    The firm, Medtronic, notified their Consignees on 07/14/2014 via telephone of the recall. Medtronic representative used telephone script to convey the information. The script was directed to Risk Management or Inventory Management. The caller was to inform consignees of the problem and product being recalled. Advised consignees to quarantine the product and provided the Medtronic Device Removal Reply Form to the consignees via e-mail or Fax. The Reply Form included contact information which was to call 1-800-633-8766 in case they needed to contact a Medtronic representative. The completed form is to be faxed back to 1-800-897-3899 or e-mail a PDF to If you have any questions, call 763-526-1294.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial numbers: NKM724776H, NKM724782H, NKM724785H,  NKM724790H, NKM724802H, NKM724843H.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distributed in the states of: MA, NC, OH, and TX.
  • Product Description
    Medtronic, Activa PC, Model 37601, Method of Sterilization: Ethylene Oxide, Single Use Only, Rx Only. || The Activa¿ PC neurostimulator is a dual-channel device capable of delivering bilateral stimulation. Activa PC contains a non-rechargeable battery and microelectronic circuitry to deliver a controlled electrical pulse to precisely targeted areas of the brain. The device is typically implanted subcutaneously near the clavicle, connected to an extension and leads, which are implanted in the brain.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Medtronic Neuromodulation, 7000 Central Ave Ne, Minneapolis MN 55432-3568
  • 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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