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Class 2 Device Recall Medtronic EnRhythm pacemaker

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  Class 2 Device Recall Medtronic EnRhythm pacemaker see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 11, 2010
Date Posted April 26, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on January 08, 2013
Recall Number Z-1440-2010
Recall Event ID 54686
PMA Number P980035 
Product Classification Implantable pacemaker pulse-generator - Product Code DXY
Product Medtronic EnRhythm, P1501DR, Dual Chamber Rate Responsive Pacemaker with RapidRead Telemetry. The EnRhythm pacing system is an implantable medical device that monitors, detects, and treats atrial tachyarrhythmia episodes. It also provides bradycardia pacing and monitoring of ventricular tachycardia (VT) episodes. Manufactured at: Juncos, Puerto Rico, USA. Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN 55432 USA.
Code Information All EnRhythm pacemakers
Recalling Firm/
Medtronic Inc. Cardiac Rhythm Disease Managment
8200 Coral Sea St. N.E.
Saint Paul MN 55112
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Medtronic is informing doctors of two specific battery issues with EnRhythm pacemakers that will be addressed by a Medtronic software update available mid-2010. If the software update referenced above is not implemented, there will be a potential risk of loss of device functionality or risk for loss of therapy at or near ERI in a small number of devices. The software will eliminate this issue, fo
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Consignees were given a Medtronic "Important : Medical Device Correction" letter addressed to "Dear Doctor" and dated February 2010. In the letter, Medtronic is informing doctors of two specific battery issues with EnRhythm pacemakers that will be addressed by a Medtronic software update available mid-2010. The letter included recommendations including that Medtronic recommends physicians continue to use the ERI notification to determine time for device replacement. At this time, no other action, reprogramming or change in the frequency of follow-up is recommended. For additional information or assistance, please contact your local Medtronic Representative or Medtronic Technical Services at 800-505-4636.
Quantity in Commerce approximately 120,061 worldwide
Distribution All States in the USA including Guam, Puerto Rico and DC. OUS: Customers in the following countries: Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Darussalam, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands
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 = DXY and Original Applicant = MEDTRONIC Inc.