Recall of Device Recall BioTex Reusable Adapter Kit

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

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 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
    Neurological stereotaxic Instrument - Product Code HAW
  • Reason
    Medtronic navigation is recalling the biotex adapter kit because it was commercially distributed by biotex without a cleared premarket [510(k)] from fda.
  • Action
    The firm, Medtronic, sent an "URGENT Medical Device Recall" letter dated 2/2016 to its consignees. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The identified consignees will be visited by the assigned Medtronic field representative to explain the need for the field action. The consignees are instructed to locate and remove/secure the kit from use. The Medtronic field representative will assist the consignee with identifying and removing the kit, and complete a Customer Visit record for each consignee they are assigned/visit to document the results of their visit. The consignee is instructed to sign the customer visit form presented by the representative. A copy of this record and a letter explaining the FCA will be left with the consignee. Please contact Medtronic Technical Services at 1-800-595-9709 if you have any questions regarding the subject action or the content of the letter.


  • Model / Serial
    The adapter kits are not identified with any lot/code numbers. The BioTex Adapter kits were manufactured between 2008 and 2010.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Distribution to states of: FL, NJ, AZ, and NC.
  • Product Description
    BioTex Reusable Adapter Kit, Part Number 401-021-1010, packaged non-sterile in a dedicated case for steam sterilization || The Adapter Kit is used during surgical procedures as an instrument guide holder that maintains the position of an instrument after they have been aligned by the physician via stereotactic guidance during planning and operation of neurological procedures performed in conjunction with the use of the Medtronic StealthStation Image Guided Workstation System.
  • Manufacturer


  • 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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