Recall of Device Recall StealthStation System

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

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 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
    Implant, endosseous, root-form - Product Code DZE
  • Reason
    Medtronic navigation, inc. announces a voluntary field action for the medtronic navigation stealthstation software applications affected by neurologica bodytom/ceretom floor-based scanners.
  • Action
    Medtronic sent an Urgent Medical Device Safety Alert to all affected customers on August 20, 2016. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to complete the attached confirmation form and return to or fax it to Medtronic Technical Service at 651-367-7075. For questions contact Neurologica Technical Support at 1-888-564-8561 (US/Canada) or +1-978-564-8561 (International) or email


  • Model / Serial
    Model Number 9733986-02 . All lot numbers manufactured by Medtronic Navigation are affected.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the state of: NY, AZ, AR, NC, CA, OH, MI, IN, MA, TX, OH, OR, CO, MO, UT, IL. and the countries of: India, Australia, and Russian Federation.
  • Product Description
    FrameLink. The software application is sent in CD format with an IFU, wrapped in plastic with a label for shipping purposes. || Product Usage: || The StealthStation System is intended as an aid for precisely locating anatomical structures in either open or percutaneous procedures. The StealthStation System is indicated for any medical condition in which the use of stereotactic surgery may be appropriate, and where reference to a rigid anatomical structure such as the skull, a long bod, or vertebra can be identified relative to a CT or MR based model, fluoroscopy images, or digitized landmarks of the anatomy.
  • 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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