The device that was recalled, called the HVAD System, takes over for a failing heart. One patient may have died because of a flaw where moisture can penetrate the mechanical pump through loose power or data connectors.
Shahid Khan is most famous for being the mustachioed owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Before he bought the team, though, he built Flex-N-Gate into a top auto-parts supplier and is now setting his sights on buying airbag maker Takata.
The Justice Department is reportedly trying to reach a settlement with Volkswagen by January, with the government assessing how much of a criminal fine it can extract from the German auto giant without putting it out of business.
Russia's Rosstandart technical watchdog agency said the recall concerns L200 cars sold between February 2007 and February 2016 and has to do with "incorrect deployment of the airbag" that is possible in some cases.