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Class 2 Device Recall Ellipse

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  Class 2 Device Recall Ellipse see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 31, 2016
Create Date May 10, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 29, 2016
Recall Number Z-1632-2016
Recall Event ID 73837
PMA Number P910023 
Product Classification Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (non-CRT) - Product Code LWS
Product Ellipse ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) Model CD2411-36Q, CD2411-36C, CD1411-36Q, CD1411-36C

Product Usage:
Ellipse ICD devices are intended to provide ventricular antitachycardia pacing and ventricular defibrillation for automated treatment of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias.

Code Information Serial No. 7263877 7263892 7263900 7263904 7264199 7265399 7265400 7265401 7263916 7264214 7264398 7265581 
Recalling Firm/
St Jude Medical Inc.
15900 Valley View Ct
Sylmar CA 91342-3577
For Additional Information Contact Rachael Ellingson
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
St. Jude Medical is recalling the Ellipse ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) due to the potential inability to deliver high voltage therapy.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action A customer letter dated 4/7/16 was sent to all customers to inform them that St. Jude Medical is recalling the Ellipse ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) due to the potential inability to deliver high voltage therapy. The letter informs the customers that the recall involves information related to 127 units of our Ellipse ICD device distributed worldwide but not implanted in patients. Customers with any questions about the advisory are instructed to contact their local Sales Representative or St. Jude Medical Technical Services at 800-722-3774, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Quantity in Commerce 127 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of CT, NJ, SC, FL, GA and countries of: Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Tunis, United Arab Emirates, 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 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
PMA Database PMAs with Product Code = LWS and Original Applicant = Abbott Medical