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Date Initiated by Firm November 28, 2011
Date Posted January 11, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 09, 2012
Recall Number Z-0457-2012
Recall Event ID 60571
PMA Number P950022 
Product Classification Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (non-crt) - Product Code LWS
Product St. Jude Medical Riata (8Fr), Models: 1560, 1561, 1562, 1570, 1571, 1572, 1580, 1581, 1582, 1590, 1591, 1592

Product Usage: These Silicone transvenous high voltage (HV) leads connect an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (lCD or CRT-D) to cardiac tissue to monitor and regulate a patients heart rate by providing pacing therapy and/or tachyarrhythmia therapy.
Code Information Riata (156X, 157X, 158X, 159X)
Recalling Firm/
St Jude Medical CRMD
15900 Valley View Ct
Sylmar CA 91342-3577
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
St. Jude Medical has confirmed the failures associated with all cause insulation failure on the St. Jude Medical Riata and Riata ST Silicone Endocardial Defibrillation Leads with specific emphasis on externalized conductors.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action St. Jude Medical sent a Medical Device Advisory Important Product Information Update letter dated November 28, 2011, Physician Communication dated December 15, 2010, Product Performance Report Extracts, and a Physician Device Advisory Notification to physicians by FedEx priority overnight service for receipt on November 29, 2011. The letters provides the customers with an explanation of the problem, the product, and the actions to be taken. The issuance of the recall letter is in conjunction with St. Jude's recent release November 2011 Product Performance Report (available online at http://sjmprofessional.com). The letter also explains about the Lead Peformance Summary, Root Cause, Clinical Implications, Rate of Occurrence from Complaints and Returns, New Peer Reviewed Publications, Data on Optim Insulated Leads (Durata and Riata ST Optim), and Recommendations and Mitigations. Physicians with any questions or concerns can contact their local St. Jude Medical representative or the Technical Services Department at (800) 722-3774.
Quantity in Commerce 128,000 units total
Distribution USA (Nationwide) and worldwide to: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Romania, Russia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Egypt, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Joran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Malta, Cyprus, Iraq, Egypt, Lybia, Yemen, and U.A.E.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
PMA Database PMAs with Product Code = LWS and Original Applicant = Abbott Medical