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 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, inc. has initiated a field correction to their framelink software version 5.4 which can be used on medtronic navigation stealthstation 57 and i7 systems or a medtronic planning station due to the potential of discrepancy between the exam image and the displayed measurement or overlay under certain conditions of use.
  • Action
    A Field Safety Notice was sent on 7/15/13 to users informing them that the Framelink software version 5.4 has been revised to correct the software anomalies described in this letter. A new version will be installed on their system(s) by a Medtronic Navigation representative. Until the software upgrade has been installed on their system, do not use high resolution examinations (greater than 256 x 256). If users are not sure of the exam resolution being used, firm recommend contacting the hospital imaging department or local Medtronic Navigation representative for assistance. Medtronic representatives will visit all identified hospitals and upgrade all systems to version 5.4.1. This will account for all consignees.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot number(s): Not applicable; All kits containing the Framelink Software version 5.4 are affected by this corrective action.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution.
  • Product Description
    StealthStation S7 Framelink Software version 5.4. || Aid for locating anatomical structures and planning surgical trajectories in open and percutaneous procedures.
  • 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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