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Class 2 Device Recall Acuson X300

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 Class 2 Recall
Acuson X300
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Date Posted April 25, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated on April 25, 2011
Recall Number Z-2065-2011
Recall Event ID 53209
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification System, Imaging, Pulsed Doppler, Ultrasonic - Product Code IYN
Product Acuson X300 systems at software versions 1.00.00 to 1.0.10 and 2.0.00 to 2.0.02, model numbers 10037409, 10132987, and 10038837, manufactured by Siemens Medical Solutions ultrasound business unit, Mountain View, CA Medical device is an ultrasound imaging system for general radiology, fetal, abdominal, intraoperative, pediatric, small parts, neonatal/adult cephalic, cardiac, transesophageal, pelvic, transcranial, ob/gyn, urology, vascular, musculoskeletal, superficial musculoskeletal and peripheral vascular applications. The system also provides for measurements of anatomical structures and for analysis packages that provide information that is used for clinical diagnosis purposes.
Code Information Serial numbers
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
1230 Shorebird Way
P.O. Box 7393
Mountain View, California 94043
For Additional Information Contact Kristen Dorrough
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Software Error with potential for misinterpretation of data-- The previous patient's last capture clip image can appear in the next patient's study.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Software Design
Action The firm, Siemens, sent a "CUSTOMER SAFETY ADVISORY NOTIFICATION" letter to its customers on July 30, 2009. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed they need to update any of the patient registration settings to reset the cine buffer so that no data is transferred between studies, if the system software is not being updated. Siemens informed the customers that a mandatory update software is being installed on their system free of charge. If you have any questions, contact (650) 969-9112.
Quantity in Commerce 2312 units
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries including: Albania, algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile,China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Lativia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, New, Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam.
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.