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Class 2 Device Recall Symbia S Series SPECT System

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 Class 2 Recall
Symbia S Series SPECT System
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Date Posted August 04, 2009
Recall Status1 Terminated on June 21, 2010
Recall Number Z-1676-2009
Recall Event ID 52091
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification System, Tomography, Computed, Emission - Product Code KPS
Product Symbia S Series SPECT System; Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography; Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Hoffman Estates, IL 60195-2061 Indications for use: SPECT + CT: Perform scans and nuclear imaging studies with the same instrument. To obtain attenuation corrected images and to provide registration of anatomical and physiological images within the patient's anatomy.
Code Information part 8717741, serial numbers 1326, 1315, 1324, 1330, 1310, 1325, 1336, 1307, 1317, 1331, 1299, 1300, 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1308, 1309, 1311, 1312, 1313, 1314, 1316, 1318, 1319, 1320, 1322, 1323, 1327, 1328, 1329, 1332, 1334, 1335, and 1337.
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
2501 Barrington Rd
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60195-2061
For Additional Information Contact Mr. Ron Nolte
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The pinion gear could crack and cause the gantry to spin freely thereby damaging the Symbia S or T System and potentially injuring a patient during a scan.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Siemens sent Urgent Field Correction Recall letters dated 4/22/09 to the affected users of the Symbia S and Symbia T Systems. The accounts were informed of the potential faulty pinion gear which could crack and cause the gantry to spin freely, damaging the system and potentially injuring a patient during a scan. The customers were advised to stop using the system if they hear any abnormal grinding noise from the gantry. They also were advised that a Siemens Customer Service Representative would contact them within 60 days to schedule a replacement of the pinion gear free of charge. Any questions were directed to contact Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. at 1-800-767-2313 (USA) for assistance. The accounts were requested to complete the Mandatory Fax-Back Form acknowledging receipt and understanding of the letter.
Quantity in Commerce 37 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- USA, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey.
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 = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC.