Recall of Device Recall Viatron TSeries Dual Chamber pacemakers

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Medtronic Inc. Cardiac Rhythm Managment.

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
    Pacemakers - Product Code NVZ
  • Reason
    Pacing rate: software anomaly affecting vitatron dual chamber c-series and t-series pacemakers, related to automatic retrograde conduction testing, can inhibit the device from pacing if the patient's intrinsic rate falls below the programmed lower rate.
  • Action
    Advisory letters to physicians were mailed in February 2007. Sales respresentatives will follow-up with physicians by visit. A programmer software update will be released upon regulatory approval. The Advisory Letter provided short-term direction to reduce problems pending software upgrades.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots/serial numbers
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    within the US to include: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, ND, NJ, NY, OH, OK, SC, TX.
  • Product Description
    Vitatron T-Series Dual Chamber pacemaker T60 DR, model T60A1. The Vitatron C60 DR is a dual chamber rate responsive pacemaker (activity sensing using an accelerometer) for permanent atrial and ventricular pacing. T-Series software VSF07/VSF08 Version 1.2. Vitatron is a division of Medtronic, Inc., Sales Office is Vitatron USA, 7000 Central Ave., NE, Minneapolis, MN 55423-3576. The head office is Vitatron B.V., P.O. Box 5227, 6802 EE Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Medtronic Inc. Cardiac Rhythm Managment, 7000 Central Ave Ne, Minneapolis MN 55432-3568
  • Source