Recall of Device Recall Ellipse

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

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 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 cardioverter defibrillator (non-CRT) - Product Code LWS
  • Reason
    St. jude medical is recalling the ellipse icd (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) due to the potential inability to deliver high voltage therapy.
  • Action
    A customer letter dated 4/7/16 was sent to all customers to inform them that St. Jude Medical is recalling the Ellipse ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) due to the potential inability to deliver high voltage therapy. The letter informs the customers that the recall involves information related to 127 units of our Ellipse ICD device distributed worldwide but not implanted in patients. Customers with any questions about the advisory are instructed to contact their local Sales Representative or St. Jude Medical Technical Services at 800-722-3774, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial No. 7263877 7263892 7263900 7263904 7264199 7265399 7265400 7265401 7263916 7264214 7264398 7265581
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of CT, NJ, SC, FL, GA and countries of: Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Tunis, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.
  • Product Description
    Ellipse ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) Model CD2411-36Q, CD2411-36C, CD1411-36Q, CD1411-36C || Product Usage: || Ellipse ICD devices are intended to provide ventricular antitachycardia pacing and ventricular defibrillation for automated treatment of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    St Jude Medical Inc., 15900 Valley View Ct, Sylmar CA 91342-3577
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Manufacturer comment
    “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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