Abbott is recalling certain pacemakers that may short circuit because they can allow moisture inside, according to the FDA.
The recall covers 61,973 Assurity and Endurity pacemakers manufactured by St. Jude Medical and distributed from April 2015 to February 2019. (Abbott acquired St. Jude in 2017).
A small number of devices from that time frame have experienced problems when moisture got inside the device, the agency said. The moisture can cause an electrical short, which may lead to: