Recall of Device Recall SwiftLock Anchor, Model 1192

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, 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
    stimulator, spinal-cord, implanted (pain relief) - Product Code GZB
  • Reason
    Directions for use of product incorrectly stated lead compatibility information.
  • Action
    An "Urgent Medical Device Correction" letter dated March 8, 2010, was sent to the customers (note: Firm verbally informed consignees on February 22, 2010.). The letter describes the product, problem and action to be taken by the firm -St. Jude Medical. The firm's Sales Representatives will contact the customers to update any DFUs in their possession. If you need additional copies of the insert or more information and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact your St. Jude Medical Sales Representative at 1-651-490-4470.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide distribution: AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MI, MO, MS, NC, NM, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, WA AND WV.
  • Product Description
    Swift-Lock (TM) Anchor Accessory Kit, Directions For Use Model 1192, ANS, A St. Jude Medical Company. || Product is intended to be used as an accessory to the leads component of ANS SCS systems, functioning to secure the lead to the fascia or interspinous/supraspinous ligament.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc, 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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