Recall of Device Recall Rapid Programmer

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Advanced Neuromodulation Systems.

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
    Stimulator, spinal-cord, totally implanted for pain relief - Product Code LGW
  • Reason
    Product programmed with unapproved software was distributed.
  • Action
    St. Jude Medical Neuromodulation contacted all affected customers by telephone between June 2, 2009 and June 5, 2009. Customers were given information about the product, problem and action to be taken. All affected devices were returned to the firm as instructed.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial numbers: 101565, 101544, 101555, 101548, 101561, 101551, 101563, 101546, 101556, 101553, 101554, 101558, 101545, and 101566
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Distributed in New Hampshire and Puerto Rico.
  • Product Description
    Software version 3.3 for Rapid Programmer devices, Model 3832. || Software version 3.3 for Rapid Programmer devices, a personal digital assistant (PDA) based programmer supporting implantable pulse generators of the Eon, Genesis, and Renew family.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, 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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