Recall of Device Recall EP4 Stimulator

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

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 3
  • 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
    External Programmable Pacemaker Pulse Generator - Product Code JOQ
  • Reason
    Non-compliance with iec standard 60601-1 clause 57.6 relative to fusing of ac input line. the neutral line is not fused. the hot line in fused. clause 57.6 calls for both lines to be fused.
  • Action
    All foreign customers were sent Urgent Product Safety Information letters on March 23, 2009. Letters described units affected, the reason for action, and the actions to take to eliminate risk. It is recommended that the information in the letter be circulated to all users, risk managers and the biomedical engineering department responsible for maintaining and inspecting electrical equipment located within their institution. The letter also stated that a SJM representative will be in touch to perform the EP-4 Stimulator fuse modification. Customers are to complete and return the attachment.


  • Model / Serial
    Systems Part Numbers: EP-4I-2-110; EP-4I-2-220; EP-4I-4-110; EP-4-220: WM-01M-241; WM-01M-560; WM-01M-1200; WM-02M-241; WM-02M-560; and WM-02M-1200.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution.
  • Product Description
    EP-4 Computerized Cardiac Stimulator; SJM Part Numbers: 09-1527-0000 / 09-1527-0002; || EP MedSystems, Inc. || 575 Route 73 North, Units D, West Berlin, NJ 08091. || Indicated for use during clinical electrophysiology procedures.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    St. Jude Medical, 575 Route 73 North, Bldg D, Cooper Run Executive Park, West Berlin NJ 08091
  • 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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