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Class 2 Device Recall ACUSON X300

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 Class 2 Recall
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Date Posted May 06, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated on May 09, 2011
Recall Number Z-2147-2011
Recall Event ID 53051
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification System, Imaging, Pulsed Echo, Ultrasonic - Product Code IYO
Product Siemens ACUSON X300 Systems with software versions 3.0.00 and 3.0.02, model numbers 10348531, 10348532 and 10348533, manufactured by Siemens Medical Solutions, Mountain View, CA. Intended for General Radiology, Fetal, Abdominal, Intraoperative, Pediatric, Small Parts, Neonatal/Adult Cephalic, Cardiac, Transesophageal, Pelvic, Transcranial, OB/GYN, Urology, Vascular, Musculoskeletal, Superficial Musculoskeletal, and Peripheral Vascular applications.
Code Information Systems with software versions 3.0.00 and 3.0.02.
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
Mistreatment risk-- when a user defined formula is used to calculate a value in a vascular exam, data is switched laterally when it is internally transferred and displayed on the summary report within the system.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Software Design
Action A field correction was initiated and a Customer Safety Advisory Notification was sent out on 7/29/09. The letter identified the affected product and stated that there was a potential for user defined calculations to be incorrect within the vascular package when using the listed software versions of the product. The letter also discussed the steps that customers could take to avoid the potential risk of the issue. A mandatory update software was developed and will be installed free of charge. Customers should have been contacted to schedule a time for the installation. Questions were to be directed to the local service support person.
Quantity in Commerce 154 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- Austria, Brazil, China, Columbia, Germany, Denmark, Egypt, Great Britain, Honduras, Ireland, India, Italy Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Taiwan, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, 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 = IYO and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC.