Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de SynCardia Freedom Driver System

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 SynCardia Systems 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
  • 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
    Artificial heart - Product Code LOZ
  • Causa
    The main printed circuit board assembly (pcba) of the affected freedom drivers may fail and cause the freedom driver to stop functioning without visual or audible alarms, resulting in the loss of life-sustaining function.
  • Acción
    On 10/21/16 customers were notified by phone. Customers were informed that patients who were being supported by affected Drivers must be switched to unaffected Drivers. The firm will provide unaffected Freedom Drivers to replace the affected Drivers. Affected Drivers must be return to the firm. Instructions for return provided, and Acknowledgment Form must be completed. Contact Information For Questions Mary Pat Sloan Senior Vice President Global Certification and Logistics SynCardia Systems, LLC 1992 E Silverlake Rd Tucson, AZ 85713 Direct 520-547-7470 Toll-free 866-480-1122 Ext 1308 Monday-Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific/Arizona time Hotline 24/7 866-771-9437 On 10/27/16 customer notification letters were sent. The letter provided instructions on how to recognize the device could fail. The patient and caregiver will recognize that an affected Driver is failing because the Freedom Driver will stop pumping without generating any sound or any visual or audible alarms. When functioning, the Freedom Driver exhibits a distinctive pumping sound; when it stops pumping the lack of sound is noticeable. Generally, if the Freedom Driver function is interrupted, a visual and/or audible alarm will occur. However, as a result of this component failure, when affected Freedom Drivers stop functioning, there will be no visual or audible alarms, and no pumping sound. Actions to Be Taken by The Customer/User SynCardia has provided unaffected Freedom Drivers to the two hospitals to replace the affected 5000 series Drivers. All patients with affected Freedom Drivers have undergone the exchange and received unaffected Drivers. The hospitals have returned all the affected Freedom Drivers to SynCardia. The hospitals are requested to complete the Recall Acknowledgement and Receipt Form below and return to SynCardia.


  • Modelo / Serial
    S/N 5002  UDI (01)00858000003121(21)5002 S/N 5005  UDI (01)00858000003121(21)5005 S/N 5008  UDI (01)00858000003121(21)5008 S/N 5009  UDI (01)00858000003121(21)5009 S/N 5010  UDI (01)00858000003121(21)5010
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    US distribution to Virginia and Arizona.
  • Descripción del producto
    5000 Series Freedom Drivers. Freedom Driver System for Temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t). Part number 595000-001
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    SynCardia Systems Inc., 1992 E Silverlake Rd, Tucson AZ 85713-3865
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Source