We know that hearing about a recall can be alarming for SADS families. These are a few facts about recalls and how to find more information to help keep your family safe.
- The FDA and the medical device industry share responsibility for informing the public about medical device risks.
- Information about a recall may be sent out in several different ways – including a general communication to the public, or targeted communications to patients, caregivers, and health care professionals.
- All medical device recalls are listed in the FDA’s Medical Device Recalls database that you can find here.
- If you have an ICD, you can find information about recalls from the FDA or by going to your device manufacturer’s website and entering the information found on the device card that you received when your device was implanted.
- A medical device recall doesn’t always mean that you should stop using the product or that your device will need to be replaced. Sometimes it just means the medical device needs to be checked, adjusted, or fixed.
You can learn more about the recalls below
January 2024 – Update on Shortage of Nadolol in Europe, Canada
July 2023 – Phillips AED Pad Recall
July 2023 – Medtronic ICD Recall
September 2022- Medtronic ICD Recall