Recall of Device Recall Eon and Eon Mini

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

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, spinal-cord, totally implanted for pain relief - Product Code LGW
  • Reason
    There is issues of warmth or heating at the implant site during charging for the eon mini implantable pulse generators (ipgs). in the july 2012 letter st. jude medical informed customers that they would be implementing design improvements to the charger to address possible increased energy dissipation when the charger is misaligned with the ipg or the ipg is implanted too near the surface of the.
  • Action
    St Jude Medical sent an Important Medical Device Safety Information letter dated November 30, 2012 to affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The letter informed customers that a replacement charger for the Eon Mini IPGs is now available and will be provided at no charge. For questions or concerns call St. Jude Medical at 877-650-0367.


  • Model / Serial
    All serial numbers manufactured
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA Nationwide including Puerto Rico and countries of: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Martinique, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    Eon and Eon Mini charging system, model numbers Eon -3701 (Wall Charger), 3711 (Portable Charger) and Eon Mini -3721 (Charger); This is a continuation of the firm's July 2012 recall. || Product Usage: || The Eon Wall Charger (3701) provides the capability to recharge the IPG Battery. The charger transmits RF energy through the antenna to the IPG battery to recharge it. The Eon Portable Charger (3711) provides the capability to recharge the IPG battery. The charger transmits RF energy through the antenna to the IPG battery to recharge it. The patient can be mobile during the recharging process with a portable charger. The Eon Mini Charger (3721) provides the capability to recharge the IPG battery while stimulation is either on or off. The charger transmits RF energy through the antenna to the IPG battery to recharge it.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    St. Jude Medical, 6901 Preston Rd, Plano TX 75024-2508
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.
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