Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Livewire TC" Ablation Catheter

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por St. Jude Medical Cardiovascular Division.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

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  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fecha de finalización del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Cardiac ablation percutaneous catheter - Product Code LPB
  • Causa
    St. jude medical has initiated a recall of one lot of livewire tc" ablation catheter. the product was mis-labelled as having an 8 mm tip instead of 4 mm tip. this could potentially result in elevated temperatures and formation of coagulum at the tip electrode. if this coagulum were to detach from the product, the worst case this could potentially result in embolization.
  • Acción
    Consignees were sent a "St Jude Medical Urgent Product Recall" letter addressed to "Dear Doctor" and a "Doctor's Acknowledgement Form" . The letter described the product, problem and the possibility of a health hazard. They also requested discontinue of product and gave instructions for return of product. Contact St. Jude Medical at 952-933-4700 if you have questions.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lot # 2056960
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Canada and Belgium
  • Descripción del producto
    The St. Jude Medical Livewire TC" Ablation Catheter, 8mm Tip w/Thermocouple & Thermistor REF 402196, Length 115 cm, Lot 2056960, Manufacturer St. Jude Medical 14901 DeVeau Place, Minnetonka, MN 55345-2126 USA, Sterile EO || The St. Jude Medical Livewire TC" Ablation Catheter is a flexible electrode catheter constructed of a radiopaque polyurethane insulation/shaft and incorporated platinum electrode. The distal tip portion may be deflected by a remote control handle located a t the proximal end of t the catheter.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    St. Jude Medical Cardiovascular Division, 14901 Deveau Pl, Minnetonka MN 55345-2126
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.
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