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Date Initiated by Firm September 23, 2008
Date Posted September 24, 2009
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 17, 2011
Recall Number Z-2235-2009
Recall Event ID 50473
PMA Number P950029 
Product Classification Permanent Implantable Pulse Generator - Product Code NVZ
Product Sorin Group Reply DR Rate responsive dual-chamber pacemaker. Made in Italy by: Sorin BioMedica CRM S.r.l., Via Crescentino s.n., 13040 Saluggia (VC) Italy. ELA Medical, Inc., 14401 West 65th Way, Arvada, CO 80004, USA. REPLY DR is a DDDR-type dual-chamber rate-responsive pacemaker. It is equipped with a physiological sensor and an accelerometer to allow adaptation of pacing to suit the patient's activity. The REPLY device can be programmed to separate pacing and sensing polarities, independent of chamber.
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Recalling Firm/
ela Medical Llc
2905 NW Blvd Suite 40
Plymouth MN 55442
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Analysis showed that the screwdriver was not fully inserted in the setscrew's hex cavity, which damaged the setscrew.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Employee error
Action A Reply Technical Note, dated September 2008, titled Additional Instructions for use at Implant for REPLY pacemakers, was issued to physicians on September 24, 2008. The Technical Note describes the background for an increased incidence of complaints relating to the screwdriver and setscrew. The letter provided a reminder for inserting the screwdriver, and additional instructions for insertion of the screwdriver.
Quantity in Commerce 233
Distribution Nationwide Distribution -- USA, including states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, NC, NJ, OH, OK, SC, TN, and TX.
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 = NVZ and Original Applicant = MicroPort CRM USA Inc.