Recall of Device Recall Eon IPG

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, 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 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
    spinal pulse generator - Product Code LGW
  • Reason
    Product's external charging system on occasion was failing to communicate with the implantable pulse generator preventing re-charging of the pain relief system.
  • Action
    12/22/2006, Marketing Update 5015 was issued to field sales representatives providing information on improving communication between the Internal Pulse Generator and its charger. May 15, 2007, Marketing Update 5022 was issued to field sales representatives to reiterate avoiding contact between the charger antenna and conductive materials and place the preferred side of the charging antenna face-down over the implant. Troubleshooting Guide was created in January 2008 for field sales representatives and technical services departments regarding isolation of the communication issue to the external devices instead of the implanted component. March 25, 2008, the Clinician's Manual was updated adding a recommendation for a minimum depth of pocket for device implantation.


  • Model / Serial
    Model number 3701 charging system is an accessory to the 3716 IPG; antennas are not serialized.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
  • Product Description
    Eon Rechargeable Implantable Pulse Generator (IPG) System
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc, 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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