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Class 2 Device Recall Acuson Antares Utrasound imaging device

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 Class 2 Recall
Acuson Antares Utrasound imaging device
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Date Posted March 30, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated on June 18, 2012
Recall Number Z-1853-2011
Recall Event ID 54844
Premarket Notification
510(K) Numbers
K023720  K033196  K050034  K063803 
Product Classification System, Imaging, Pulsed Doppler, Ultrasonic - Product Code IYN
Product Acuson Antares Ultrasound Imaging System with software versions 4.0 and 5.0.
Code Information ACUSON Antares: Model numbers: 10032747, 10037592, 10040728; SONOLINE Antares: Model numbers: 5936518, 08653771, 10037593; ACUSON Antares PE: Model Numbers: 10032746, 10037591, 10038202, 10040729. Serial Nos. beginning with 10 or 11 with software versions 4.0 and 5.0.
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
Image captured from the device may be erroneous.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Software Design
Action Acuson Customer Safety Advisory notification letters were sent March 1, 2010 by certified mail.
Quantity in Commerce 3539
Distribution Worldwide distribution to USA, Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands Antilles, Angola, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Brazil, Belarus, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Spain, Finland, Faroe Islands, France, Great Britain, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Croatia, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, India, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Lithuania, Latvia, Morocco, Moldova, Mexico, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Suriname, Thailand, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Taiwan, Ukraine, UA, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, and South Africa.
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.
510(K)s with Product Code = IYN and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC., ULTRASOUND DI