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Class 1 Device Recall HVAD

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  Class 1 Device Recall HVAD see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 08, 2016
Date Posted October 17, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 31, 2020
Recall Number Z-0005-2017
Recall Event ID 72001
PMA Number P100047 
Product Classification Ventricular (assisst) bypass - Product Code DSQ
Product HeartWare Ventricular Assist System Controller

Product Usage:
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 HVAD is designed for in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings, including transportation via fix-wing aircraft or helicopter
Code Information All Heartware Controllers manufactured after September 2014. US Model No: 1400, 1401XX, 1403US.  International Model No: 1400, 1401XX, 1407XX.
Recalling Firm/
Heartware, Inc.
14400 Nw 60th Ave
Miami Lakes FL 33014-2807
For Additional Information Contact Customer Service
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Loose connector ports in controller body.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action HeartWare sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter dated June 8, 2016, to all affected customers, HeartWare advised clinicians to remind patients to follow unit instructions and water avoidance, and to regularly schedule appointments to check the integrity of the unit and to be cautious with connectors when inspecting connectors. Clinicians were also instructed to send back the enclosed "Acknowledgement Form" within 30 days and to forward the message to necessary individuals within their organization. Customers with questions were instructed to contact their local HeartWare representative. For questions regarding this recall call 305-364-1575.
Quantity in Commerce 4235 Worldwide, 7272 units in U.S.
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, 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 Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Lebanon, Malaysia, Sweden, Switzerland, & 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