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Class 2 Device Recall enpath Myopore Bipolar 54 cm Epicardial Lead Sutureless Myocardial Pacing Lead

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  Class 2 Device Recall enpath Myopore Bipolar 54 cm Epicardial Lead Sutureless Myocardial Pacing Lead see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 13, 2010
Date Posted November 02, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 10, 2012
Recall Number Z-0287-2011
Recall Event ID 56324
Product Classification Permanent pacemaker electrode - Product Code DTB
Product enpath medical Myopore Sutureless Myocardial Pacing Lead, Bipolar (labeled as Unipolar) Connector, , REF 511212. 54 cm. Distributed by Guidant/CPI. Contents in unopened, undamaged package have been sterilized by ethylene oxide gas. Manufactured by enpath medical, Inc., 2300 Berkshire Lane North, Minneapolis, MN 55441 USA.
Code Information serial numbers: 123070, 123072, 123073, 123075 thru 123092, 123094, 123095, 123097 thru 123104, 123431, 123432, 123433.
Recalling Firm/
Greatbatch Medical
2300 Berkshire Lane North
Minneapolis MN 55441
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The Myopore Bipolar Epicardial Leads packaging is labeled as unipolar leads. The lead body itself is correctly labeled as bipolar. This could result in a bipolar lead being implanted with a pulse generator operating in unipolar mode.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Employee error
Action Greatbatch Medical issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated May 13, 2010 to their distributor. The letter described the problem and product involved, and gave the action required which included: 1) immediately discontinue distribution of the units and return any unused units to Greatbatch Medical. 2) Reconcile medical recordsbetween BSC and Greatbatch Medical to confirm implant data 3) Confirm pulse generator type (bipoloar, unipolar, or unknown) used with each serial number listed Greatbatch will work with customers to contact physicians as necessary regarding patient monitoring. Greatbatch Medical can be contacted at 763-951-8312.
Quantity in Commerce 34
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: to USA and Europe, through distributor in MN.
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.