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Class 2 Device Recall HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator

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  Class 2 Device Recall HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 03, 2018
Create Date May 30, 2018
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 17, 2019
Recall Number Z-2035-2018
Recall Event ID 79982
510(K)Number K063375  
Product Classification Automated external defibrillators (non-wearable) - Product Code MKJ
Product HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator, Model No. M3535A (861288), M3536A (861289)

Product Automated external defibrillators (non-wearable)

Product Usage:
The HeartStart MRx is for use for the termination of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. The device is for use by qualified medical personnel trained in the operation of the device and qualified by training in basic life support, advanced cardiac support, or defibrillation. It must be used by or on the order of a physician.
Code Information US00588464, US00588657, US00589878, US00591080, US00593861
Recalling Firm/
Philips Electronics North America Corporation
3000 Minuteman Rd
Andover MA 01810-1032
For Additional Information Contact Philips Customer Services
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The MRx monitor/defibrillators could fail to charge because the therapy printed circuit board may have been loaded with an incorrect electronic component. Failure to charge could potentially cause therapy to be interrupted or delayed.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Employee error
Action On May 3, 2018, the firm issued an Urgent Amended Medical Device Correction notice to affected customers via certified mail. Customers were reminded that they were previously notified in April 2016 regarding the same issue. At that time, the firm committed to providing a replacement for all affected MRx units. The May 2018 notification was sent only to remaining customers who had not yet received a replacement device. Those customers were informed that due to the product being discontinued, their affected units would receive a replacement therapy board instead of a replacement unit. Customers were informed that they could continue to use their MRx prior to repair. But, if they observe a red X in the Ready for Use indicator, to follow the troubleshooting instructions in the MRx IFU. They were also advised that they would be contacted by Philips to schedule the repair of the device. If the customer has already returned their unit but has not yet received a replacement, they were advised that Philips will be replacing the therapy board, not the entire device. If you need further information or support concerning this notification, please contact your local Philips representative or call the firm at 1-800-722- 9377.
Quantity in Commerce 5
Distribution Worldwide Distribution to accounts in OH and NC. Foreign distribution to Lebanon.
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = MKJ and Original Applicant = PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS