Recall of Device Recall Medtronic SynchroMed EL

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
    Programmable implanted infusion pump - Product Code LKK
  • Reason
    The catheter access port (cap) on synchromed el pumps manufactured between march and july 1999 may detach from the main body of the pump, which can interrupt drug flow to the target site.
  • Action
    An Urgent medical Device Recall letter was sent to healthcare providers beginning June 06, 2006. The letter describes the issue, patient risk, identifies affected devices, and provides patient Management recommendations. The letter also asks for a response card to be returned to Medtronic. Patients may contact Medtronic Neurological Patient Services at 1-800-510-6735.


  • Model / Serial
    Model 8627-10, serial numbers: NGE000001 - NGE000242R .  Model 8627-18, serial numbers: NGF000001 - NGF003266R.  Model 8627L-10, serial numbers: NGG000001R - NGG000068R,  Model 8627L-18, serial numbers: NGH000001R - NGH001780R.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution ---- including USA, Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    Medtronic SynchroMed EL Programmable Pumps, Models 8627-10, 8627-18, 8627L-10, 8627L-18. The implantable Medtronic SynchroMed EL Programmable Pump is part of the SynchroMed EL Infusion System designed to contain and administer parenteral drugs to a specific site. The implantable components of the SynchroMed EL Infusion System include the pump with or without a side catheter access port, catheters, and catheter accessories.
  • Manufacturer


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