Recall – Blood pump software error leads to incorrect speed and disabled alarms

Company: Abiomed, Inc.
Date of Enforcement Report: 11/13/2019
Class II

PRODUCT

lmpella CP with Smart Assist, Model Number: 0048-0003. Left heart support blood pump, for Use During Cardiogenic Shock and High-Risk PCI

  • Recall Number: Z-0345-2020

REASON

This one pump shipped with incorrect pump programming, the initial production working version of the program. The pump would have immediately run at P9 for all selected P-levels, rather than a 10 second ramp up period. The pump may have migrated out of position and possibly caused injury. The positioning and suction alarms were also disabled.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

Abiomed, Inc. on 9/4/2019. Voluntary:  Firm Initiated recall is ongoing.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

1

DISTRIBUTION

GA (United States)

What’s New

FDA:  Exemptions, Variances, and Alternate Forms of Adverse Event Reporting for Medical Devices

Manufacturers, importers, and user facilities can request an exemption or variance from any or all of the medical device reporting requirements in 21 CFR Part 803.  Read more:  https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/medical-device-reporting-mdr-how-report-medical-device-problems/exemptions-variances-and-alternate-forms-adverse-event-reporting-medical-devices

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