Recall of Device Recall Medtronic Navigated Cannulated Taps

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

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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
    Neurological stereotaxic Instrument - Product Code HAW
  • Reason
    Medtronic navigation is initiating a field correction due to the potential for injury which could occur as a result of cleaning the medtronic navigated cannulated taps.
  • Action
    Consignees were notified via Urgent Medical Device Correction Notification on 5/26/15. The letter identified the affected product and described the issue. This field correction does not require the return of the subject products. Revised instructions for use are being provided to the identified consignees.


  • Model / Serial
    Correction includes all lots of products distributed between January 2007 and March 2015.  P/N: 9734240,Nav 6.5mm Tap (Cannulated),9734239, Nav 5.5mm Tap (Cannulated), 9734238,Nav 4.5mm Tap (Cannulated), 9734302,6.5mm Tap (Cannulated),9734300,5.5mm Tap (Cannulated),9734298,4.5mm Tap (Cannulated),9734303,7.5mm Tap (Cannulated),9734301,6.0mm Tap (Cannulated),9734299,5.0mm Tap (Cannulated),9734304,8.5mm Tap (Cannulated),9730944,4.5 mm Cannulated Tap,9730945,5.5 mm Cannulated Tap,9730946,6.5 mm Cannulated Tap,9733182,4.0 mm Cannulated Tap, 1.86P,9733183,4.5 mm Cannulated Tap,9733184,4 mm Cannulated Tap, 1.5P, UCSS,960-347,7.5 Old Round APT (Cannulated Tap-Tip only),960-345,6.5 Old Round APT (Cannulated Tap-Tip only),960-344,5.5 Old Round APT (Cannulated Tap-Tip only) The above referenced cannulated taps are included in the kits and,9731921,KIT 9731921 INSTRUMENT SPINE BASIC,9735101,INST KIT 9735101 TAP ASM 4.5 G5, 9735102,INST KIT 9735102 TAP ASM 5.5 G5,9735103,INST KIT 9735103 TAP ASM 6.5 G5,9735107,INST KIT 9735107 TAP ASM 5.0 G5,9735108,INST KIT 9735108 TAP ASM 6.0 G5,9735109,INST KIT 9735109 TAP ASM 7.5 G5,9735149,INST KIT 9735149 CANNULATED 6.5MM TAP,9735150,INST KIT 9735150 CANNULATED 5.5MM TAP,9735151,INST KIT 9735151 CANNULATED 4.5MM TAP,9735168,INST KIT 9735168 4MM TAP 1.86P,9735169,INST KIT 9735169 4.5MM CANN TAP,9735170,INST KIT 9735170 4MM TAP 1.5P,9734490,INST SET 9734490 LEGACY,9734491,INST SET 9734491 SOLERA STD,9734492,INST SET 9734492 SOLERA DEF UPGRADE,9735469,TAPS 9735469 CD HORIZON SOLERA,9734631,TD SET 9734631 LEGACY STD TAPS/DRIVERS,9734632,TD SET 9734632 SOLERA STD TAPS/DRIVERS,9733370,VERTEX MAX SET, 9733370, NAVIGATED,9734838,KIT 9734838 SOLERA 8.5 CANNULATED TAP,
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution.
  • Product Description
    Medtronic Navigated Cannulated Taps || Individual cannulated taps are packaged in a clear plastic tube with protective plastic end caps. Kit/sets contain various devices including the taps. The kit/set configuration varies dependent on the part number. The devices are assembled and packaged into a shipping carton or into a holding tray which is then placed into a shipping carton. || Designed for use in spine surgery to assist in the tapping procedure and the placement of screws during the surgery.
  • 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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