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  Class 2 Device Recall see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 04, 2002
Date Posted December 18, 2002
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 14, 2004
Recall Number Z-0341-03
Recall Event ID 25102
Product Classification Implantable Pacemaker Pulse-Generator - Product Code DXY
Product Pulse Generators (aka pacemakers)

Models include:

Z-031-1 Meta DDR, Model 1256D
Z-032-1 Tempo VR, Model 1102
Z-033-1 Tempo V, Model 1902
Z-034-1 Tempo DR, Model 2101
Z-035-1 Tempo D, Model 2902
Z-036-1 Meta, Model 1256
Code Information Serial numbers U6227335 to U6240907
Recalling Firm/
St Jude Medical
15900 Valley View Court
Sylmar CA 91342
For Additional Information Contact Larry Selznick
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Potential loss of pacing function. Expansion of recalls Z-031-1 thru Z-036-1
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Firm issued 'Dear Doctor' letters to following physicians which listed patient''s that the Doctor was responsible for. The letter informs of the situation regarding the potential loss of pacing function and recommends that the professional healthcare provider review and evaluate patients with the affected devices as soon as possible. Additional conditions to consider are specified for pacemaker dependent versus nondependent patients.
Quantity in Commerce 1146
Distribution Nationwide and Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Rep., France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, Venezuela.
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.