Recall of Device Recall Lumax Cardiac Resyncronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRTD)

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Biotronik 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 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
    Implantable defibrillator - Product Code MRM
  • Reason
    Timing feature error: an implementation error allows the usage of the v-v timing feature, which is not approved for use in the u.S.
  • Action
    Consignees were notified by a letter sent 1/10/07. The letter advised users to stop usage of the affected software. Users were instructed not to implant additional devices until the software program has been corrected. The recalling firm requested that all affected software be scrapped or returned to them. Users were requested update the software with a corrected version as soon as it becomes available.


  • Model / Serial
    Software version 603.U, Catalog/Model Number: 359251; ICS 300 programmers Catalog/Model Numbers: 349527, 449530 and 355547; Lumax 340 HF-T Units, Catalog Number: 355263
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution including states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX and WA.
  • Product Description
    Lumax Cardiac Resyncronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D); Implantable, dual-chamber defibrillator; Model Number: HF-T; Catalog Number 355263; Software Version 603.U; Catalog Model Number 359251; ICS 3000 units are composed of three Catalog/Model Numbers: 349527, 349530, and 355547. The model 349530 is the component which is loaded/updated with software.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Biotronik Inc, 6024 Jean Rd, Lake Oswego OR 97035-5308
  • Manufacturer comment
    Biotronik told ICIJ that, when it identifies the need to issue a recall, the company immediately informs physicians of all potentially affected patients. It also noted that product recalls for all manufactures are publically available on the relevant national authorities’ websites. “As soon as an event is deemed serious either by a hospital or a manufacturer, it is reported inter alia to the regulatory authority in the country in which the incidence has occurred, as well as to the FDA for US-approved devices, even if the event has occurred outside of the US,” the company said.
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