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Class 2 Device Recall Percepta, Serena, and Solara CRTP MRI

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  Class 2 Device Recall Percepta, Serena, and Solara CRTP MRI see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 06, 2021
Create Date April 30, 2021
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-1523-2021
Recall Event ID 87654
PMA Number P890003S386 
Product Classification Pulse generator, pacemaker, implantable, with cardiac resynchronization (CRT-P) - Product Code NKE
Product CRT-P Quad Models (CRT-Ps):
a. Percepta CRT-P MRI: W1TR01, W1TR04, W4TR01, W4TR04
b. Serena CRT-P MRI: W1TR02, W1TR05, W4TR02, W4TR05
c. Solara CRT-P MRI: W1TR03, W1TR06, W4TR03, W4TR06.
implantable medical devices used to treat arrhythmias related to bradycardia, and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
Code Information all serial numbers
Recalling Firm/
Medtronic Inc., Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure (CRHF)
8200 Coral Sea St Ne
Mounds View MN 55112-4391
For Additional Information Contact Technical Services
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is a SmartSync software issue that results in an overestimation in the displayed longevity of these devices during an approximate 6-month window of time before the device triggers its Recommended Replacement Time (RRT).
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action Beginning 06-APR-2021, Medtronic notified risk managers and practice managers of the field corrective action notification via 2-day UPS delivery of the consignee letter. Confirmation delivery of the consignee letter will be obtained. Medtronic Field Representatives have been instructed to begin installation of the software update. Outside the United States (OUS), communication began on 06- APR-2021 using locally approved methods. Medtronic Field Representatives will begin installation of the software update as it is available locally. Consignees were advised that Medtronic representatives can assist in installing the software update on programmers. During device interrogation with an updated programmer at implant or the next regularly scheduled clinic visit, a patients device will automatically receive the updated software. A courtesy notification will be provided to physicians. No confirmation will be required for the courtesy notification.
Quantity in Commerce 45,411 devices
Distribution Worldwide
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 = NKE and Original Applicant = Medtronic, Inc.