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Class 1 Device Recall Heartware HVAD Pump Implant Kit

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  Class 1 Device Recall Heartware HVAD Pump Implant Kit see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 06, 2013
Date Posted April 23, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 03, 2016
Recall Number Z-1471-2014
Recall Event ID 67466
PMA Number P100047 
Product Classification Ventricular (assisst) bypass - Product Code DSQ
Product Heartware HVAD Pump Implant Kit (Heartware Ventricular Assist Device) Catalog Numbers: 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, and 1205. For use as a bridge-to-cardiac transplantation in patients who are at risk of death from refractory end-stage left ventricular heart failure. The HeartWare VAS is designed for in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings, including transportation via fix-wing aircraft or helicopter.
Code Information Catalog Numbers: 1100, 1101, 1102, 1103, 1104, and 1205. Serial Numbers: HW001 to HW11270 and HW20001 to HW 20296.
Recalling Firm/
HeartWare Inc
14400 Nw 60th Ave
Miami Lakes FL 33014-2807
For Additional Information Contact Rozelle Smith
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The housing to the Pump's driveline connector became partially or fully separated from the front portion of the driveline connector.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action HeartWare, Inc. sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter to all their hospitals and doctors on December 12, 2013 instructing that at each routine clinic visit, they should inspect the patient's driveline connector as described in the attached Technical Bulletin. For already implanted patients, arrange a follow up visit at the earliest convenience to check patient's driveline connector. They were asked to sign and return the Acknowledgement Form to HeartWare. For questions, contact your HeartWare Representative or HeartWare Customer Service at 1-877-367-4823.
Quantity in Commerce 4,586
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA Nationwide in the states of MN, IL, FL, WI, MO, MA, NC, CA, GA, AL, CO, TX, OH, NY, VA, UT, KY, MD, AZ, SC, IN, PA, DE, NJ, LA, OR, WA, MI, IA, TN and DC and countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.
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 = DSQ and Original Applicant = Medtronic