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Class 1 Device Recall HeartSine Samaritan(R) 300/300P PAD devices

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  Class 1 Device Recall HeartSine Samaritan(R) 300/300P PAD devices see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 13, 2012
Date Posted October 27, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 10, 2015
Recall Number Z-0124-2013
Recall Event ID 63139
510(K)Number K041067  K052465  
Product Classification Automated External Defibrillators - Product Code MKJ
Product HeartSine Samaritan(R) 300/300P PAD devices with serial numbers 0400000501 to 0700032917; 08A00035000 to 10A0070753; 10C00200000 to 10C00210106

Product Usage: Samaritan 300/300P PAD is indicated for use on victims of sudden cardiac arrest who are exhibiting the following signs:
Not breathing
Without circulation
Code Information Serial numbers 0400000501 to 0700032917; 08A00035000 to 10A0070753; 10C00200000 to 10C00210106
Recalling Firm/
Heartsine Technologies, Limited
203 Airport Road West
Belfast United Kingdom
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Certain Samaritan 300/300P PAD devices may experience one or both of the following conditions that could affect the ability to deliver therapy to a patient in an SCA event if needed: Issue 1 (On/Off Issue): the device may turn itself on and off without input from the user. When this occures, the normal sequence of audible instruction prompts that occurs when the device is turned on will be emit
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action HeartSine sent an Urgent: Medical Device Recall dated September 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identifed the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. A response form was included with the letter to be completed by customers and returned to the recalling firm's representative. In addition, HeartSine is providing a software upgrade to bring all users up to a more recent version of the software. For questions call 1-877-877-0147 or your service representative.The company issued an additional press release on September 13, 2013 in a further attempt to reach out to end customers that had not yet responded to the companys efforts.
Quantity in Commerce 81,982 in total
Distribution Worldwide Distribution and US (nationwide) in the following states: AK, AL, AP, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI.
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = MKJ and Original Applicant = HEARTSINE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.