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Class 2 Device Recall Altaire Shoulder Coil

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 Class 2 Recall
Altaire Shoulder Coil
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Date Posted September 26, 2007
Recall Status1 Terminated on October 05, 2010
Recall Number Z-1263-2007
Recall Event ID 44702
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
K002420 
Product Classification System, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Product Code LNH
Product Altaire Shoulder Coil, an accessory to the Altaire MRI system. The shoulder coil is a two-channel, receive only coil that functions at 29.641 MHz band. It consists of a cable and a coil (imaging) body. A portion of the cable is referred to as the balun assembly or balun trap. The shoulder coil assembly is packaged in a cardboard box with foam inserts.
Code Information Serial Numbers: 203, 303, 305, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 323, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 332, 333, 335, 336, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346, 347, 348, 349, 350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 359, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, 377, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390,, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399, 400, 401, 402,, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 424, 425, 426, 427, 429, 430, 431, 432, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 445, 446, 447, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 456, 457, 458, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 470, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 482, 483, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497 499, 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 509, 510, 512, 513, 514, 515 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 527, 528, 529 530, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535, 536, 537, 538, 539, 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 559, 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 565, 566, 567, 568, 570, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575, 576, 577, 578, 579, 580, 581, 582, 583, 584, 585, 586, 587, 588, 589, 590, 591, 592, 593, 594, 595, 596, 597, 598, 599, 600, 601, 602, 603.
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc
1959 Summit Commerce Park
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087-2371
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Overheating; A portion (balun assembly) of the cable that connects the shoulder coil to the actual MRI unit may malfunction and result in overheating of the balun assembly. The overheating of the balun assembly could result in injury to the patient or operator if either came into contact with the assembly.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
CHANGE CONTROL (GMP - GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE): Process Change Control
Action On 7/30/07, Hitachi sent a Device Correction letter via courier with receipt tracking to all affected customers outlining the risk of overheating of the cable balun assembly and subsequent risk of patient/operator injury. The letter notifies customers that (1) Hitachi will be contacting them in the future to schedule an on-site visit for replacement of the Altaire Shoulder Coil; (2) the replacement will begin in September, 2007 and continue until all affected coils are replaced; and (3) customers that have noticed overheating of the cable balun assembly are urged to notify Hitachi for immediate replacement service.
Quantity in Commerce 273
Distribution Nationwide: U.S. A. to include: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, & WY.
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 = LNH and Original Applicant = HITACHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AMERICA, INC.
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