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Old 05-03-2012, 09:01 PM
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Default Neuromod battery pulled off shelves

Heard from one of my physicians this afternoon that the Eon Mini was recently pulled from the shelves? Anybody have any details? I know they've had recent issues with recalls.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:09 PM
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Typical for the eon. Piece of garbage
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:32 PM
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Selling off the shelves that is!
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:52 PM
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What I have gathered from multiple sources:

1) Eon Mini battery problem (third in approx. 1 year);
2) Inventory is limited at this point;
3) Cases are being cancelled due to product availability issues;
4) FDA inspection led to the problem being escalated;
5) Customers and competitors are aware and discussing options.

Complications of the problem:

1) No PPR to show the reliability of products or to reassure customers on QA efforts;
2) No decent second tier rechargeable or primary cell device to fall back on;
3) Field force already demoralized by realignments, RIFs and previous quality issues now has another problem to deliver to customers.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:24 PM
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Default Re: Neuromod battery pulled off shelves

Thanks for the motivating email KB. Did you forget that Medtronic has options too? Desperate try to spin things but if you are a half-brained rep it might be spinnable
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:35 AM
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Wheres Pepi Gonzalez when you need him? Im guessing he's at the catfish pond on his ranch
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:58 PM
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Wheres Pepi Gonzalez when you need him? Im guessing he's at the catfish pond on his ranch
Pepi has actually taken the CEO role at TriVascular. You dumb shits bought his BS story all along. Left you with a big bag of poop. Can't believe anyone would ever trust the guy - BUT YOU DID!
Good luck with that!!
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:29 AM
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Wheres Pepi Gonzalez when you need him? Im guessing he's at the catfish pond on his ranch
what the fuck is a Pepi Gonzalez....why do I picture a mouse running really fast?
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:24 PM
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A Mexican mouse!
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:10 PM
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Selling off the shelves that is!
That's rich.
Dr: Why did you open that Eon?
You: because we don't have any more Eon Mini's
Dr: Why not?
You: We sold them all.
Dr: Why didn't you make more?
You: That's a Riddle, wrapped in a Mystery, inside an Enigma.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:21 PM
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That's rich.
Dr: Why did you open that Eon?
You: because we don't have any more Eon Mini's
Dr: Why not?
You: We sold them all.
Dr: Why didn't you make more?
You: That's a Riddle, wrapped in a Mystery, inside an Enigma.
Why not make more, St. Jude owns you thats why.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:07 PM
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Why not make more, St. Jude owns you thats why.
Too bad St. Jude doesn't own a competent manufacturing facility with QAC.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:01 AM
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The Eon continues to disappoint. What the hell is with our mfg process and quality control? Is it really that fricken hard? Customers are rolling their eyes and saying enough is enough already. We in the field are compromising our customer relationships. I want a 10% quota reduction.....At Least! Hegi, get control of your ship or you'll fall off the mat. I don't want to sell the Eon Brick. Whoops, the "c" I mean. It's a joke, laughable to our customers. Leadership decisions being made at so many levels here are disappointing. Why why why?
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:14 PM
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Pepi has actually taken the CEO role at TriVascular. You dumb shits bought his BS story all along. Left you with a big bag of poop. Can't believe anyone would ever trust the guy - BUT YOU DID!
Good luck with that!!
http://www.trivascular.com/component...r-ovation.html

You heard it first on CP! Don't believe the folks who tell you not to believe what you read in the Cafe...Mr. Chavez (aka Pepi) has been accepting greenbacks from Transvascular officially since April 11th. I know he misses Texas, but Santa Rosa California aint too bad!
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:14 PM
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Pepi is busy taking the head's off snakes somehere else now. Long live Poncho Villa!
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:54 AM
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When will this be fixed? When will the Eon Mini be available?
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:44 AM
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I heard we will be promoting conventional batteries now since Mini issues are a considerable time away from being resolved. Not the best of news unfortunately and we will be sent verbiage for addressing with customers
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:57 PM
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Let's see. Corporate send lynch men to Plano to clean out the executive team because they were ineffective and replaced them essentially with all new people internally who have never been VPs nor the appropriate experience and obviously haven't made any progressive with resolving the issues. In fact, it appears to have gotten worse. Is it not obvious that the corporate goons are the ones now showing bad leadership decisions? There is a laugh-able case study in here somewhere. Unfortunately it will be a painful death as the good people have left or actively looking to get out.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:36 PM
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Plano is loaded with ineptitude. It's a forgone conclusion that leadership is weak and will clean house whenever they are threatened by superior knowledge. Hanchin and the stuttering nurse are prime examples. It's just a shame that their lack of leadership ability is allowed to persist. So many colleagues of theirs roll their eyes when either are credited with anything! As long as I am here, it will pain me to think thy are in charge of guiding us. For that reason, I refuse to accepts their help or guidance
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:07 PM
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Let's see. Corporate send lynch men to Plano to clean out the executive team because they were ineffective and replaced them essentially with all new people internally who have never been VPs nor the appropriate experience and obviously haven't made any progressive with resolving the issues. In fact, it appears to have gotten worse. Is it not obvious that the corporate goons are the ones now showing bad leadership decisions? There is a laugh-able case study in here somewhere. Unfortunately it will be a painful death as the good people have left or actively looking to get out.
The problem is that the good people are not being incentivized to fix anything. The answer to "why should I put in unpaid overtime to fix the mess" is "you're lucky you still have a job". Not a good motivator.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:23 PM
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Maruca is on it...right Brad?
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:27 PM
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I'm an outsider. Is the Eon Mini coming back? Is there a date? Is there another recall? Answers, please...
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:42 PM
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It is gone for good. Being replaced by "Eon Mega" relabeled from Eon C. This battery can take out small third world countries when dropped from a plane due its imposing size and weight
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:18 AM
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St Jude is now fighting lawsuits for battery failures of the defective Eon mini model. St Jude is trying to wiggle out of liability under the legal doctrine of pre-emption (see US Sup Ct 2008 decision in Riegel v Medtronic) and shift all replacement costs to the victim or taxpayer, but it recently has been held responsible under a breach of express warranty theory (one year express warranty for any defects in workmanship) in a case in Atlanta (reported at www.johnsonward.com).
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:51 AM
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St Jude is now fighting lawsuits for battery failures of the defective Eon mini model. St Jude is trying to wiggle out of liability under the legal doctrine of pre-emption (see US Sup Ct 2008 decision in Riegel v Medtronic) and shift all replacement costs to the victim or taxpayer, but it recently has been held responsible under a breach of express warranty theory (one year express warranty for any defects in workmanship) in a case in Atlanta (reported at www.johnsonward.com).
Do you have a source for the claim of lawsuits?
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:22 PM
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I have heard two women say that their recalled EON mini is causing them "radiation sickness", that one of them cannot use her arms or legs due to the recalled battery.

Both of these women claim that their hermatically-sealed battery cases have cracked and the internal "liquid" is "coating (their) spinal cords".

They seem to believe that they are experiencing a life-threatening medical issue due to the battery recall.

Are they crazy, or can these women really get radiation sickness from a little short in the micro-circuitry?

These women have a Facebook site called "My Spinal Cord Stimulator", whereby they believe that "over 300" members of this group also have systematic illness related to their recalled units- that many have "cracks" or "rupture" of their battery cases.

One-of the two leaders, "Rinny Beth", claims that her battery case is cracked and she is experiencing radiation sickness because of this. She claims, on many related websites, that her recalled battery is, "frying my bahookie".

The other leader, Cindy A. Walker, who boasts that the neuro-surgeon who implanted her mini EON was her boyfriend whom, she questions, may have purposefully implanted a recalled unit into her as some sort-of recompense toward her. (Interestingly, Walker is employed as a "body wrap" technician, an unlicensed job not requiring a college education- a rather unlikely match for a neurosurgeon.)

She (Walker) also believes that she has acquired, "radiation sickness" due to her recalled battery, that her arms and legs constantly shake and that she is unable to properly use her arms and legs as sequale of her recalled Mini EON battery.

These two freely report these, and many other bizarre symptomatology, on their, "My Spinal Cord Stimulator", Facebook page and their personal Facebook pages.

Rinny Beth also speaks of having commenced litigation against St Judes Medical and believes her MD is "fighting for" her. She is expecting an enormous amount of money for her "suffering".

CRAZY!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:28 PM
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I have heard two women say that their recalled EON mini is causing them "radiation sickness", that one of them cannot use her arms or legs due to the recalled battery.

Both of these women claim that their hermatically-sealed battery cases have cracked and the internal "liquid" is "coating (their) spinal cords".

They seem to believe that they are experiencing a life-threatening medical issue due to the battery recall.

Are they crazy, or can these women really get radiation sickness from a little short in the micro-circuitry?

These women have a Facebook site called "My Spinal Cord Stimulator", whereby they believe that "over 300" members of this group also have systematic illness related to their recalled units- that many have "cracks" or "rupture" of their battery cases.

One-of the two leaders, "Rinny Beth", claims that her battery case is cracked and she is experiencing radiation sickness because of this. She claims, on many related websites, that her recalled battery is, "frying my bahookie".

The other leader, Cindy A. Walker, who boasts that the neuro-surgeon who implanted her mini EON was her boyfriend whom, she questions, may have purposefully implanted a recalled unit into her as some sort-of recompense toward her. (Interestingly, Walker is employed as a "body wrap" technician, an unlicensed job not requiring a college education- a rather unlikely match for a neurosurgeon.)

She (Walker) also believes that she has acquired, "radiation sickness" due to her recalled battery, that her arms and legs constantly shake and that she is unable to properly use her arms and legs as sequale of her recalled Mini EON battery.

These two freely report these, and many other bizarre symptomatology, on their, "My Spinal Cord Stimulator", Facebook page and their personal Facebook pages.

Rinny Beth also speaks of having commenced litigation against St Judes Medical and believes her MD is "fighting for" her. She is expecting an enormous amount of money for her "suffering".

CRAZY!!
Since you like naming names Donna Beth Huntington, from Connecticut, in your above "Anonymous" post .... then let's name names. Have you ever heard the term "libel"?

I have to ask, what is the point or purpose behind your lengthy post full of accusations?

YOU state "they believe that over 300" members of this group also have systematic illness related to their recalled units- that many have "cracks" or "rupture" of their battery cases." ... yet, there are little over 100 members in this group. Now there are a recorded 300+ complaints made to the FDA regarding faulty IPG's of Model No. 3788? This is one of many of your "facts" that are wrong.

Have you done any actual reseach on the subject of the St. Jude Eon Mini 3788 and the issues that have arisen with it? Have you looked at the FDA recall information provided on this product? There are quite a few documents out there on the recall of this device, easily attainable via a Google search. Have you done anything beside read some group postings, and then feel the need to make assumptions and rude accusations and provide utterly false information?

What I find even more puzzling is, you do not even have this device implanted, so why are you so concerned? You said yourself, you have another model, and you know no one else with a stimulator, so why the need to spread mis-information about people and a product that does not involve you? Spy for the company? Mad because you can't be compensated for the device you had to have replaced a few years ago? In need of serious attention? Or, are you one of the kookie crazy people you said this message board was full of?
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