What defibrillator models are being recalled?
• PRIZM 2 DR, Model 1861, manufactured on or before April 16, 2002
• CONTAK RENEWAL, Model H135, manufactured on or before August 26, 2004
• CONTAK RENEWAL 2, Model H155, manufactured on or before August 26, 2004
Guidant also recently informed the FDA that they are recalling another set of defibrillator devices called PRIZM AVT, VITALITY AVT, RENEWAL 3 AVT and RENEWAL 4 AVT. The company reports the devices are subject to a memory error, which may affect therapy and device performance.
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Additional Guidant Articles
- What are defibrillators?
- How do I know if I have one of these devices?
- What should I do if I have one of these heart devices?
- What is the appropriate follow-up period for my pacemaker?
- If I have one of these devices, what is the likelihood that my device will fail?
- What should patients do if they are uncertain about their own Guidant defibrillator? Are there warning signs of defectiveness?
- Can I file a lawsuit for having a faulty defibrillator?
- How do I know if I have a recalled Medtronic heart device?
- What should I do if I think I have an ICD or CRT-D device that could be affected?
- What if I don't know my device model?
- What if I don't know who implanted my device?
- Are these devices covered by a warranty?
- Do I need to have my device replaced?
- If I have one of these devices, is my life in danger?
- If I have a device that recently was implanted, should I be worried?
- Are any other Medtronic devices impacted? What about pacemakers?