Recall of Anthem CRTP

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by St Jude Medical CRMD.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    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.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Implantable pacemaker pulse-generator - Product Code DXY
  • Reason
    St. jude medical has received reports of out of range pacing lead impedance (pli) measurements. these measurements are low and out of range (<200 ohms) but measure in range during visits to the clinic. the out of range readings are concluded as false.
  • Action
    The firm, St. Jude Medical, sent an "IMPORTANT PRODUCT FIELD CORRECTION" letter dated September 22, 2011 to its customers by FedEx priority overnight service for planned receipt on September 23, 2011. The letter provides the customers with an explanation of the problem identified and an action to be taken. Customers were instructed that in order to prevent a false reading, a new programmer software version ( is available. This software when used to interrogate an Accent DR or Anthem CRT-P pacemaker will eliminate the potential for this anomaly to occur. The onetime upgrade is performed automatically on affected devices and will not change the operation of the implanted device. A St. Jude Medical Sales Representative will assist the customers in loading the new programmer software onto their Merlin programmer. Customers with questions or concerns, can contact their local St. Jude Medical representative or their Technical services department at (800) 722-3774.


  • Model / Serial
    Models PM3110, 3112, 3210,3212 (Anthem) and    All lots and serial numbers
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) including Puerto Rico and countries of: Australia, Asia Pacific, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Latin America, Lebanon, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, and U.A.E.
  • Product Description
    Anthem CRT-P models PM3110 and PM3210 || St. Jude Medical pacemakers monitor and regulate a patient's heart rate with pacing therapy.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    St Jude Medical CRMD, 15900 Valley View Ct, Sylmar CA 91342-3577
  • Source