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Class 2 Device Recall GE VOLUSON E8 ULTRASOUND SYSTEM

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 Class 2 Recall
GE VOLUSON E8 ULTRASOUND SYSTEM
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Date Posted November 07, 2007
Recall Status1 Terminated on October 21, 2008
Recall Number Z-0113-2008
Recall Event ID 39400
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
K061682 
Product Classification System, Imaging, Pulsed Echo, Ultrasonic - Product Code IYO
Product GE Healthcare Voluson E8 ultrasound scanner with Software version 6.2.0 and 6.2.1 and DICOM stations with these software versions; GE Healthcare 9900 West Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa, WI 53226, USA.
Code Information Serial Numbers: D00210, D00223, D00225, D00239, D00241, D00293, D00326, D00347, D00415, D00425, D00435, D00445, D00455, D00456, D00459, D00460, D00465, D00467, D00468, D00469, D00480, D00481, D00484, D00485, D00487, D00490, D00491, D00493, D00495, D00502, D00503, D00505, D00512, D00516, D00517, D00523, D00525, D00531, D00532, D00537, D00539, D00541, D00542, D00543, D00546, D00548, D00550, D00551, D00552, D00554, D00558, D00560, D00561, D00562, D00563, D00564, D00565, D00566, D00567, D00568, D00569, D00570, D00571, D00572, D00573, D00574, D00575, D00576, D00577, D00579, D00580, D00581, D00582, D00625, D00627, D00628, D00632, D00633, D00636, D00638, D00639, D00640, D00649, D00652, D00653, D00655, D00665, D00666, D00668, D00108, D00123, D00134, D00139, D00168, D00173, D00176, D00178, D00182, D00185, D00186, D00187, D00189, D00192, D00193, D00194, D00195, D00198, D00199, D00200, D00203, D00209, D00214, D00220, D00224, D00226, D00227, D00228, D00230, D00231, D00232, D00233, D00236, D00242, D00243, D00244, D00246, D00249, D00252, D00254, D00258, D00282, D00291, D00292, D00295, D00296, D00297, D00299, D00300, D00302, D00303, D00304, D00305, D00306, D00307, D00310, D00312, D00314, D00316, D00317, D00318, D00319, D00327, D00330, D00335, D00336, D00337, D00339, D00340, D00343, D00344, D00346, D00349, D00350, D00351, D00352, D00354, D00355, D00356, D00359, D00361, D00362, D00364, D00366, D00367, D00372, D00374, D00375, D00388, D00391, D00392, D00393, D00395, D00396, D00397, D00398, D00399, D00402, D00403, D00404, D00405, D00406, D00411, D00413, D00418, D00420, D00421, D00422, D00423, D00426, D00451, D00180, D00379, D00387, D00430, D00433, D00444, D00454, D00464, D00470, D00476, D00497, D00509, D00513, D00522, D00526, D00540, D00544, D00545, D00547, D00549, D00553, D00555, D00556, D00557, D00559, D00585, D00586, D00103, D00155, D00166, D00250, D00251, D00255, D00325, D00331, D00595, D00584, D00280, D00342, D00369, D00148, D00213, D00301, D00428, D00601, D00602, D00603, D00604, D00324, D00151, D00471, D00519, D00593, D00466, D00494, D00659, D00432, D00473, D00321, D00591, D00599, D00153, D00217, D00222, D00248, D00437, D00514, D00322, D00449, D00474, D00475, D00478, D00504, D00507, D00508, D00521, D00528, D00529, D00533, D00534, D00583, D00634, D00635, D00641, D00644, D00645, D00663, D00126, D00128, D00240, D00272, D00277, D00279, D00332, D00341, D00407, D00419, D00486, D00424, D00499, D00288, D00308, D00394, D00483, D00143, D00117, D00138, D00150, D00165, D00167, D00183, D00218, D00245, D00253, D00259, D00261, D00264, D00315, D00328, D00378, D00383, D00385, D00431, D00462, D00613, D00618, D00121, D00141, D00154, D00170, D00171, D00190, D00234, D00256, D00267, D00311, D00313, D00461, D00145, D00146, D00196, D00201, D00205, D00206, D00207, D00257, D00263, D00266, D00268, D00410, D00438, D00439, D00458, D00479, D00488, D00489, D00496, D00511, D00518, D00520, D00527, D00538, D00594, D00596, D00598, D00600, D00605, D00621, D00660, D00661, D00179, D00202, D00204, D00208, D00215, D00219, D00221, D00237, D00260, D00265, D00271, D00275, D00276, D00281, D00285, D00286, D00287, D00353, D00358, D00360, D00365, D00429, D00309, D00334, D00368, D00477, D00482, D00149, D00152, D00289, D00290, D00323, D00401, D00211, D00144, D00181, D00191, D00269, D00472, D00588, D00589, D00161, D00162, D00164, D00229, D00329, D00370, D00371, D00390, D00427, D00160, D00212, D00283, D00320, D00122, D00137, D00156, D00377, D00409, D00434, D00446, D00447, D00450, D00452, D00453, D00463, D00492, D00506, D00510, D00515, D00524, D00530, D00535, D00578, D00587, D00590, D00592, D00597, D00606, D00607, D00608, D00609, D00610, D00611, D00612, D00614, D00615, D00616, D00617, D00619, D00620, D00622, D00623, D00624, D00626, D00629, D00630, D00631, D00642, D00643, D00647, D00650, D00651, D00654, D00656, D00658, D00662, D00664, D00667, D00669, D00670, D00672, D00101, D00105, D00107, D00113, D00125, D00127, D00131, D00132, D00135, D00136, D00158, D00163, D00175, D00188, D00278, D00294, D00333, D00357, D00373, D00376, D00381, D00382, D00384, D00386, D00389, D00400, D00408, D00412, D00414, D00416, D00417, D00436, D00440, D00441, D00442, D00443, D00498, D00500, D00501. Version 6.2.0 was distributed 3/24/07 and version 6.2.1: 4/10/07
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Ge Healthcare
9900 W Innovation Dr
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226-4856
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
When a spectrum of a Pulsed Wave Doppler shows an angle correction unequal to 0 is reloaded from the archive or the image is sent to a DICOM station, this angle correction is mistakenly disregarded resulting in an underestimation of the flow velocities.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Software Design
Action GE Healthcare sent customer letters on July 15, 2007 to affected customers. The letter included a short term mitigation recommendation and a long-term correction. The long-term correction will be software upgrade provided free of charge to all affected customers.
Quantity in Commerce 521 Units
Distribution Nationwide.
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 = IYO and Original Applicant = GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.
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