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Class 1 Device Recall HeartWare

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  Class 1 Device Recall HeartWare see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 29, 2015
Date Posted May 14, 2015
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-1604-2015
Recall Event ID 71099
PMA Number P100047 
Product Classification Ventricular (assisst) bypass - Product Code DSQ
Product HeartWare Ventricular Assist System (HVAD) Pump Driveline Splice Kit

Product Usage:
Is intended to repair the driveline cable once an electrical break has been identified. These repairs are limited to the portion of the driveline that is outside the patient boundary (exit side).
Code Information Catalog #: ASY00116: HVAD Pump Driveline Splice Kit Lot #'s 532770, 567949, 480786, 483769, 490692, 539664, and 598189 and Catalog #: ASY00281: HVAD Pump Driveline Splicekit; Large OD Sheath Lot #'s 654090, 672401, 678800, 690423, 833963, 873159, and 880816
Recalling Firm/
HeartWare Inc
14400 Nw 60th Ave
Miami Lakes FL 33014-2807
For Additional Information Contact Clinical Support
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Failures of the splice repair kit if exposed to excessive force.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action HeartWare, Inc. sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter to all affected consignees on May 11, 2015. The letter identified the affected product, problem, and actions to be taken by the consignees. The firm requested that consignees: 1) review the notice and the Patient Communication contents, 2) forward the notice to individuals within their organization who need to be aware of the notice, 3) identify patients that are currently on support and have undergone a driveline splice repair, 4) distribute the Patient Communication to the affected patients in person, 5) continue to reinforce the messages described in the notice with patients who have experienced a splice repair during their regularly scheduled appointments, 6) complete, sign, and return the "Acknowledge and Completion Form to HeartWare within 30 days of receipt of the letter. Should any questions or concerns arise, please contact there local HeartWare representative. Their 24-hour Clinical Support personnel are also available at 1 (888) 494-6365.
Quantity in Commerce 35
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of FL, KY, MO, NY, TN,TX, and the countries of: Canada, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, 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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
PMA Database PMAs with Product Code = DSQ and Original Applicant = Medtronic