Recall of Device Recall Medtronic Intrathecal Catheter Pump Segment Revision Kit

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 1
  • 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
    Intrathecal Catheter - Product Code LKK
  • Reason
    Disconnection of the medtronic sutureless connector (sc) catheters from the catheter port on the pump, or occlusion between the sutureless pump connector and the catheter port on the pump.
  • Action
    Medtronic sent A Safety Alert dated June 2008, on June 27, 2008, to healthcare professionals, which described the issues of occlusion and disconnect. The letter identifies the affected catheter and revision kit model numbers and the associated implantable infusion pumps. The issues do not involve Medtronic MiniMed insulin pump. The letter refers the HCP to recommendations for Implant Techniques and Recommendations for Patency Verification that are included with the letter. The letter also includes recommendations for managing patients with implanted SC catheters.


  • Model / Serial
    All SC Catheter Pump Revision Kits
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: USA, Puerto Rico, Algeria, Aruba, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    Medtronic Intrathecal Catheter Pump Segment Revision Kit, model 8596SC. Contents: 66-cm pump segment with attached sutureless pump connector, spinal segment strain-relief sleeves (2), Pump segment strain-relief sleeves (2), Connector pin.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Medtronic Neuromodulation, 800 53rd Ave NE, PO Box 1250, Minneapolis MN 55440-1250
  • Source