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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of April 2, 2014

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Product Detail

Product Description Heart Mate II Pocket Controllers removed from packaging Product Usage: HeartMate II is a mechanical device that circulates blood throughout the body when the heart is too weak to pump blood adequately on its own.
Recall Number Z-1230-2014
Classification Class I
Code Info Catalog number 105109 (found on side of unit) all serial numbers
Product Distributed Qty 7436 in total
Reason For Recall Discovery of serious injuries and deaths associated with the process of changing from a primary System controller to their back-up System controller in patients using the Pocket System controller model.

Event Detail

Event Id 67639
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Thoratec Corporation
City Pleasanton
State CA
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2014-03-04
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Press Release
Distribution Pattern Worldwide distribution: US (nationwide) including states of: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI; and countries of: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, and United Kingdom.