Recall of QuickSite, QuickSite XL

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
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  • 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
    Defibrillator, automatic implantable cardioverter, with cardiac resynchronization (crt-d) - Product Code NIK
  • Reason
    Visual observations of externalized conductors due to abrasion of the silicone insulation in the distal portion of these quicksite and quickflex leads.
  • Action
    A recall communication was initiated on 4/3/12 with St. Jude Medical forwarding a Medical Device Advisory to all doctors who have received the St. Jude QuickSite and QuickFlex Left Ventricular CRT leads models 1056T, 1058T, 1156T, and 1158T. The letter provides the doctors with the problems identified and actions to be taken. Doctors with any questions or concerns are instructed to contact their local St. Jude Medical representative or their Technical Services Department at (800) 722-3774. A Physician Device Advisory Notice for the QuickSite and QuickFlex Left Ventricular CRT Leads was issued on 4/3/12 to physicians who have received the recalled products. The notice provides the physicians with the problem identified and actions to be taken. Physicians are instructed to return any packaged product in hospital inventory to SJM Sales Representatives. For implanted product, due to the nature of the issue, externalized conductors may be observed with no electrical or performance anomalies. Therefore, prophylactic explant is not recommended. It is recommended that physicians continue to monitor their patients' implanted system at regularly scheduled intervals. A Medical Advisory and Inventory Management Information letter was sent on 4/3/12 to hospital administrators to notify them of the problems identified and the actions to be taken.


  • Model / Serial
    All lots
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Balkan, Baltic, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Serbia Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UK, United Arab Emirates, US, Venezuela, and Yemen.
  • Product Description
    Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) Leads. || Trade Name: QuickSite, QuickSite XL || Model Numbers: QuickSite and QuickSite XL: Models 1056T, model 1058T || Intended use: Left Ventricular Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Lead
  • Manufacturer


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