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Class 2 Device Recall HeartWare HVAD System

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  Class 2 Device Recall HeartWare HVAD System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 27, 2022
Create Date March 04, 2022
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-0726-2022
Recall Event ID 89559
PMA Number P100047 
Product Classification Ventricular (assist) bypass - Product Code DSQ
Product HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) System
Code Information All lots/serials for the following product model numbers: 1440, 1400, 1401, 1401AU, 1401BR, 1401CA, 1401CH, 1401DE, 1401GB, 1401IL, 1401IN, 1401IT, 1401JP, 1401US, 1403US, 1407AR, 1407AU, 1407BR, 1407CA, 1407CA-CLIN, 1407CH, 1407DE, 1407GB, 1407IL, 1407IN, 1407IT, 1407JP, 1407KR, 1425AU, 1425CA, 1425DE, 1425GB, 1425IL, 1425IT, 1425US, 1430AR, 1430AU, 1430CA, 1430CH, 1430DE, 1430GB, 1430IL, 1430IN, 1430IT, 1430JP, 1430US, 1440, 1650, 1650, 1650CA-CLIN, 1650DE
Recalling Firm/
Heartware, Inc.
14400 Nw 60th Ave
Miami Lakes FL 33014-2807
For Additional Information Contact MCS Customer Service
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Updated cleaning instructions are being provided for the Controller AC Adapter, DC Adapter, and Battery to provide clarity to avoid cleaning the power source connector pins, as this could remove the lubricant that is applied to the pins as a mitigation for power switching.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling design
Action Starting 27-Jan-2022 and ending 02-FEB-2022, Medtronic initiated an Urgent Medical Device Notice to global customers to inform them of the intent to update the cleaning instructions for power source connector pins on the HVAD" System Monitor AC Adapter, DC Adapter, and Batteries. The communication provided customers the updated instructions, the complaints received as well as the potential hazards of cleaning the power source connector pins. In addition to the Urgent Medical Device Notice a patient template was provided to facilitate the VAD Coordinators in notifying their patients. In the United States the notice was delivered to VAD Coordinators via UPS 2-day delivery. Consignees will be asked to confirm receipt of the letter and that they have acknowledge the actions taken for those nonimplanted, affected product. In addition, a courtesy copy was sent to shared care clinics for those affected patients. Outside the United States the notice will be delivered to consignees through a locally approved method. Consignees will be asked to confirm receipt of the letter and that they have taken the recommended action. Confirmation of the communication will be received by locally approved methods.
Quantity in Commerce 197,889 units
Distribution Distribution throughout the United States. OUS distribution in Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea (South), Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.
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