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Class 1 Device Recall VITALITY AVT

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  Class 1 Device Recall VITALITY AVT see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 25, 2005
Date Posted August 16, 2005
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 07, 2008
Recall Number Z-1108-05
Recall Event ID 32738
PMA Number P960040/S29 P960040S035 
Product Classification Implantable Pulse Generator, Pacemaker (Non-Crt) - Product Code LWP
Product VITALITY AVT, model A135 and A155. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. Atrial and Ventricular Therapies. Sterilized using gaseous ethylene oxide. Guidant Corporation Caridac Rhythm Managment, 4100 Hamline Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55112-5798, USA.
Code Information all serial numbers
Recalling Firm/
Boston Scientific CRM Corp
4100 Hamline Ave N
Saint Paul MN 55112-5700
For Additional Information Contact Guidant Rep or Technical Services
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Guidant is revising its original recommendations set forth in the 06/17/05 physician letter because new information indicates that one of the original recommendations can increase the risk of a latching event, which may limit available therapy.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Urgent Medical Device Safety Information & Corrective Action letter dated 07/22/05 was either mailed or Federal Expressed to doctors. This letter informed doctors that Guidant was revising its original recommendations set forth in the June 17, 2005 letter because new information indicates that one of the original recommendations can increase the risk of a latching event. Contained in this letter were Clinical Implications and Revised Recommendations.
Quantity in Commerce 22,575 devices (approximately 19,000 currently implanted worldwide)
Distribution Worldwide. In addition to the US other countries include: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, US - Virgin Islands and United Kingdom.
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 = LWP and Original Applicant = BOSTON SCIENTIFIC