Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Ventricular Assist Device

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 HeartWare Inc.

¿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.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 1
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Estado del evento
    Open, Classified
  • País 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
    Ventricular (assisst) bypass - Product Code DSQ
  • Causa
    Heartware ventricular assist system battery cell experiencing premature depletion.
  • Acción
    The firm, HeartWare, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated January 7, 2016, to all their consignees informing them that of the HeartWare¿ HVAD Battery recall (device exchange). The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to: 1. Promptly complete the attached Acknowledgment Form and return it to HeartWare no later than 30 days from the date of this letter via email to or provide verbal Acknowledgement by calling Customer Service line , 1(844)491-7871; or fax to +1 (844)721-3044.. 2. Immediately identify and quarantine affected batteries in hospital inventory, and apply a RECALLED PRODUCT  DO NOT USE sticker (provided with this notice) as illustrated below. Replace quarantined inventory AC Adapters and batteries by requesting a Return Goods Authorization (RGA) through a qualified representative or directly through HeartWare Customer Service (via telephone 1-877-367-4823 or email A qualified representative will update the Controller software for affected Controller units in inventory. 3. Identify, collect and quarantine affected product in patient possession. Arrange for current patients to bring their Batteries to a clinic appointment as soon as possible, (at least within the next three months), with urgency dependent upon individual patient circumstances. During their regularly scheduled appointment, a qualified representative will assist with quarantining and replacing affected product. Apply a RECALLED PRODUCT  DO NOT USE sticker as illustrated on affected batteries. Replace affected patient product using hospital inventory, and replace consumed hospital inventory by requesting an RGA as described above. 4. Return affected product to HeartWare. Your HeartWare representative will assist you with returning affected product to HeartWare. 5. Complete and return the attached Completion Form no later than 6 months from the date of this let


  • Modelo / Serial
    Serial numbers ranging BAT000001 to BAT199999.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    US Nationwide distribution in the states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and Washington D.C.
  • Descripción del producto
    HeartWare Ventricular Assist System: HeartWare Battery, Lithium Ion, 14.8 V, Rx only. Catalog 1650 (US) and 1650, 1650-DE and A00035 (OUS) || Product Usage: || Used as a bridge-to-cardiac transplantation in patients who are at risk of death from refractory end-stage left ventricular heart failure. The HeartWare Ventricular Assist System is designed for in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings, including transportation via fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    HeartWare Inc, 14400 NW 60th Ave, Miami Lakes FL 33014-2807
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.
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