Recall – IPG Software Error, Class I

Company: Medtronic, Inc.
Date of Enforcement Report: 1/17/2019
Class I:

PRODUCT

Medtronic’s Dual Chamber Implantable Pulse Generators (IPGs) are implanted cardiac pacemakers used to provide stimulation to increase heart rate in patients with a slow heart rhythm (bradycardia) or no heart rhythm. The pulse generator is the small implanted unit containing the battery and other electronic parts. The pulse generator must be used with insulated electrode wires called leads. These devices are designed to be used in addition to routine clinical monitoring by a health care professional.

Recall Number: TBD

REASON

Medtronic is recalling its dual chamber IPGs due to the possibility of a software error that can result in a lack of pacing. Patients and physicians cannot predict whether and when this software error might occur. A lack of pacing could result in patients experiencing slow heart beating, low blood pressure, and symptoms such as light headedness, fainting, and even death.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

Medtronic, Inc. on 1/17/2019. Voluntary: Firm Initiated recall is ongoing.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
13,440

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