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Class 2 Device Recall AcusonX300

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 Class 2 Recall
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Date Posted October 10, 2008
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-0111-2009
Recall Event ID 49412
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification System, Imaging, Pulsed Doppler, Ultrasonic - Product Code IYN
Product Siemens Ultrasound, Acuson/Sonovista X300 ultrasound systems, software revisions 2.0.1 to 2.0.05, 3.0.01 and 3.0.02, manufactured by Siemens Ultrasound
Code Information Sonovista: 10133170, Acuson: 10037409 (potentially affected but no volume: 10132987, 10038837). Software revisions 2.0.1 to 2.0.05, 3.0.01 and 3.0.02
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
1230 Shorebire Way
P.O. Box 7393
Mountain View, California 94043
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Thermal Index cranial (TIC) is not displayed for the Neo-Head exam type with the C8-5 transducer. This is a required display to support the alara principle when imaging cranial structure.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
TRAINING: Employee Error
Action Field correction was initiated on 8/19/2008. Under Siemens update program US020/08/S & US021/08/S Siemens service personnel make a site visit, deliver a customer safety advisory notice to the customer and correct the problem by installing the revised Software versions. After the planned field correction is performed at the customer site the Service personnel log that information through Siemens internal web or reporting tools into the Siemens field update database.
Quantity in Commerce 72 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution --- including USA and countries of France, Colombia, Poland, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Malaysia, India, Czech Republic, Croatia, Argentina, Venezuela, Italy, Philippines, Mauritius, Spain, Bolivia, Germany, Ukrain, Russia, United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa and Canada.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = IYN and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC.