Recall of Device Recall Medtronic Restore Neurostimulator

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

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 3
  • 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, Implanted (Pain Relief) - Product Code GZB
  • Reason
    A limited number of model 37711 restore neurostimulators have an incorrect internal memory parameter that causes the device to indicate it is fully recharged when it may only be 80% to 90% recharged. this anomaly does not affect patient safety. this anomoly can be corrected by reprogramming the restore neurostimulator using specific software.
  • Action
    A 'Customer Communication' letter was sent to Medtronic field personnel to hand-carry into the affected accounts; customer contact began on 11/22/2005. The letter explains the patients implanted with these devices likely will only be able to recharge their neurostimulator to about 80-90% of a full charge. This anomaly does not affect device safety or effectiveness but Medtronic will re-program them upon request for customer satisfaction. The letter will be followed by scheduled on-site visit to reset the internal memory parameter of the neurostimulator.


  • Model / Serial
    NJH701951H thru NJH801963H, NJH701965H, NJH701967H thru NJH701969H, NJH701971H thru NJH701975H, NJH701978H thru NJH701986H, NJH702007H, NJH702008H, NJH702028H, NJH702029H, NJH702032H, NJH702033H, NJH702035H, NJH702036H, NJH702038H, NJH702039H, NJH702044H, NJH702045H, NJH702144H, NJH702145H, NJH702146H, NJH702150H, NJH702152H, NJH702153H, NJH702157H, NJH702158H, NJH702159H, NJH702160H, NJH702162H, NJH702163H, NJH702164H, NJH702166H, NJH702168H, NJH702169H, NJH702171H thru NJH702175H, NJH702183H, NJH702184H, NJH702213H, NJH702215H, NJH702216H, NJH702263H, NJH702324H, NJH702425H, NJH702427H, NJH702428H, NJH702429H, NJH702434H, NJH702436H, NJH702438H, NJH702439H, NJH702441H, NJH702443H, NJH702447H, NJH702451H, NJH702452H, NJH702455H, NJH702458H, NJH702487H, NJH702765H, NJH702772H, NJH702809H, NJH702834H, NJH702852, NJH702862H, NJH702863H, NJH702919H, NJH702980, NJH702982H, NJH702990H, NJH702993H, NJH702999H, NJH703001H
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide (AZ, CA, FL, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI).
  • Product Description
    Medtronic Model 37711 Restore Neurostimulator. The Restore Neurostimulator is an implanted, rechargeable neurostimulator which provides pain management therapy.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Medtronic Inc, Neurological & Spinal Division, 800 53rd Ave Ne, Columbia Heights MN 55421-1241
  • Source