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Class 2 Device Recall GE Discovery NM/CT670; GE Discovery NM 630

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 Class 2 Recall
GE Discovery NM/CT670; GE Discovery NM 630
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Date Posted October 23, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated on November 14, 2013
Recall Number Z-0121-2013
Recall Event ID 63424
Premarket Notification
510(K) Numbers
K093514  K111445 
Product Classification System, Tomography, Computed, Emission - Product Code KPS
Product GE Discovery NM/CT670; GE Discovery NM 630 Product Usage: a medical tool intended for use by appropriately trained healthcare professionals to aid in detecting, localizing, diagnosing of diseases and organ function for the evaluation of diseases, trauma, abnormalities, and disorders such as, but not limited to, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders and cancer. The system output can also be used by the physician for staging and restaging of tumors, planning, guiding, and monitoring therapy. The GE Discovery NM/CT 670 system, combining Nuclear Medicine (NM) and Computed Tomography (CT) systems, is intended to produce: NM System: General Nuclear Medicine imaging procedures for detection of radioisotope tracer uptake in the patient body, using a variety of scanning modes supported by various acquisition types and imaging features designed to enhance image quality.
Code Information Mfg Lot or Serial # 21058, 21002, 21013, 21017, 21020, 21029, 21039, 21041, 21049, 21066, 21075, 21079, 21080, 21081, 21082, 21119, 21140, 21144, 21145, 21147, 21150, 96BH8, 21001, 21008, 21034, 21050, 21056, 21104, 21132, 22003, 22020, 22038, 210088, 21042, 21048, 21061, 21077, 21085, 21094, 21115, 21122, 21123, 21137, 21143, 22051, , 21005, 21072, 21028, 21052, 21076, 21083, 21092, 21101, 21113, 21118, 21131, 21138, 21024, 22001, 22011, 22023, 21019, 21055, 21154, 83BH6 /000, 21007, 21047, 21009, 21021, 21022, 21033, 21035, 21037, 21063, 21064, 21067, 21070, 21073, 21086, 21095, 21121, 21128, 21134, 21141, 21146, 21152, 21153, 22014, 22016, 21003, 21006, 21010, 21027, 21036, 21043, 21046, 21051, 21084, 21108, 21116, 21120, 21124, 21133, 22015, 22028, 21093, 21158, 22021, 21031, 21129, 00ME1, 21004, 21014, 21053, 22005, 21012, 21059, 21151, 22022, 22031, 22035, 21089, 21100, 21136, 22044, 22071, 81BH0 /000, 82BH8 /000, 92BH7 /000, 93BH5 /000, 94BH3, 21016, 21040, 21060, 21103, 21125, 22037, 21038, 22008, 21068, 21126, 22009, 21026, 21011, 21018, 21025, 21071, 21090, 21109, 21110, 21130, 21142, 21160, 21096, 21107, 21091, 21099, 21000, 21023, 21030, 21032, 21044, 21045, 21054, 21062, 21065, 21069, 21074, 21105, 21111, 21114, 21127, 21149, 22002, 22004, 22007, 22010, 22012, 22017, 22018, 22024, 22025, 22026, 22027, 22029, 22030, 22032, 22033, 22034, 22036, 22039, 22040, 22041, 22042, 22043, 22045, 22046, 22047, 22048, 22049, 22050, 22052, 22053, 22054, 22056, 22057, 22059, 22064, 22067,
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
GE Healthcare, LLC
3000 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-1615
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
GE Healthcare has recently become aware of a potential safety issue associated with the table pallet of your Discovery NM/CT 670 and/or Discovery NM630 system which may impact operation safety. At scan setup, during gantry rotation towards scanning position, a potential contact between the table-pallet-edge and the detector was identified. Such occurrence may damage the pallet front-edge and
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Software Design
Action GE Healthcare, LLC sent an " Urgent Medical Device Correction" letter dated October 12, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter was addressed to Managers of Nuclear Medicine, Hospital Administrators / Risk Mangers, and Mangers of Radiology / Cardiology. The letter described the Safety Issue, Safety Instructions, Affected Product Details and Product Correction. For questions or concerns contact your local GE Healthcare Service Representative. You may also contact GE Healthcare Call Center: United States or Canada: 800-437-1171 and Other countries: 262-896-2890.
Quantity in Commerce 210
Distribution US Nationwide Distribution in the states of: AL, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MA, MN, MS, MO, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI and WV. AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, CANADA, CHINA, DENMARK, EGYPT, ESTONIA, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GUADELOUPE, HONG KONG, INDIA, IRELAND, ISRAEL,ITALY, JAPAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, NETHERLANDS,NORWAY, POLAND, RUSSIAN FEDERATION, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND, TAIWAN,THAILAND, TURKEY, UNITED KINGDOM.
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 = KPS and Original Applicant = GE HEALTHCARE
510(K)s with Product Code = KPS and Original Applicant = GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS F.I. HAIFA
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