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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.(CRM-SYLMAR) MERLIN@HOME, RF TELEMETRY BASIC PACEMAKER DATA TRANSMITTER

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ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.(CRM-SYLMAR) MERLIN@HOME, RF TELEMETRY BASIC PACEMAKER DATA TRANSMITTER Back to Search Results
Model Number EX1150
Device Problem Thermal Decomposition of Device (1071)
Patient Problem No Known Impact Or Consequence To Patient (2692)
Event Date 01/15/2018
Event Type  malfunction  
Manufacturer Narrative
Final analysis found burn marks on the ac power adapter and circuit board which caused the reported inability to power the transmitter. It was concluded that the damage sustained occurred after exposure to a high current flow from the power outlet.
 
Manufacturer Narrative
The results of the investigation are inconclusive since the device was not returned for analysis. Based on the information received, the cause of the reported incident could not be conclusively determined.
 
Event Description
It was reported that the lightening storm caused significant damage to patient's transmitter. The transmitter was smoking when it was plugged into power outlet. Patient did not plug it back into power outlet. Transmitter was replaced.
 
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Brand NameMERLIN@HOME, RF TELEMETRY BASIC
Type of DevicePACEMAKER DATA TRANSMITTER
Manufacturer (Section D)
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.(CRM-SYLMAR)
15900 valley view court
sylmar CA 91342
Manufacturer (Section G)
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.(CRM-SYLMAR)
15900 valley view court
sylmar CA 91342
Manufacturer Contact
robert greenleaf
15900 valley view court
sylmar, CA 91342
8184932577
MDR Report Key7226444
MDR Text Key108385412
Report Number2017865-2018-01629
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code DRG
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
PMA/PMN Number
P030054
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type consumer,user facility
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial,Followup
Report Date 02/27/2018
1 Device was Involved in the Event
0 Patients were Involved in the Event:
Date FDA Received01/29/2018
Is this an Adverse Event Report? No
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator
Device Model NumberEX1150
Device Catalogue NumberEX1150
Other Device ID Number05414734504799
Was Device Available for Evaluation? Device Returned to Manufacturer
Date Returned to Manufacturer02/06/2018
Is the Reporter a Health Professional? No
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received02/26/2018
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Yes
Date Device Manufactured01/23/2017
Is the Device Single Use? Yes
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage Initial

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