Product Detail

Product Description Eon Mini - 3788 (IPG), Eon Mini system is indicated as an aid in the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs including unilateral or bilateral pain associated with the following: failed back, surgery syndrome, intractable low back and leg pain.

Recall Number Z-1836-2013

Classification Class II

Code Info Multiple lots recalled are the ones with supplier's inner battery lots of 326-508

Product Distributed Qty 34,617

Reason For Recall As part of St. Jude Medical's routine tracking and product monitoring, they have received a total of 214 reports, out of 34,617 Eon Mini IPGs, that lost the ability to communicate or recharge due to an inner battery weld issue resulting in loss of pain relief and subsequent explant. Explant surgery, as with any surgery, presents a risk to patient health. Adverse events associated with an unplanned surgery may be comparable to adverse events associated with planned operations, and may include pain, scarring, and infection, as well as complications from anesthesia. Product investigation and analysis conducted by St. Jude Medical as a result of reports of the inability to communicate or recharge the Eon Mini IPG has identified weld cracks in the IPG's inner battery as the cause of this issue. Prior analysis had indicated that moisture was the cause of weld cracking. However, with the occurrence of additional weld cracks, the firm's investigation has determined that the current weld cracks are not attributed to moisture within the battery. Thorough analysis of the cracked batteries and review of the battery manufacturing processes has identified a need to more frequently maintain and replace certain tools during the internal battery welding process by a St. Jude Medical supplier in order to assure complete alignment between the welding apparatus and the battery. It is important to note that the battery is contained within the hermetically-sealed IPG case and cannot leak electrolyte outside the IPG casing.

Event Detail

Event Id 63108

Product Type Devices

Status Ongoing

Recalling Firm

St. Jude Medical
City Plano
State TX
Country US

Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated

Recall Initiation Date 2012-07-26

Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter

Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution--USA (nationwide) including Puerto Rico and the countries of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Saudi, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.