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Class 2 Device Recall ACUSON and SONOLINE Antares and Antares PE ultrasound systems

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 Class 2 Recall
ACUSON and SONOLINE Antares and Antares PE ultrasound systems
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Date Posted March 28, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated on June 18, 2012
Recall Number Z-1836-2011
Recall Event ID 56840
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
K063803 
Product Classification System, Imaging, Pulsed Doppler, Ultrasonic - Product Code IYN
Product ACUSON and SONOLINE Antares and Antares PE ultrasound systems at product versions 4.0 and 5.0 with cardiovascular options installed; ACUSON Antares 4.0 & 5.0: 10032747, 10037592, 10040728; ACUSON Antares PE 4.0 & 5.0: 10032746, 10037591, 10038202, 10040729; SONOLINE Antares 4.0 & 5.0: 05936518, 08653771, 10037593; Antares Cardio Options: 10036613, 10036588, 10036585, 10436250; Product is manufactured and distributed by Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Business Unit Ultrasound, Mountain View, CA The ACUSON Antare is a general purpose Diagnostic Ultrasound system. Its function is to acquire primary or secondary harmonic ultrasound echo data and display it in: B-Mode, M-Mode, Pulsed (PW) Doppler Mode, Continuous (CW) Doppler Mode, Color Doppler Mode, Amplitude Doppler Mode, a combination of modes, Harmonic Imaging, or 3D/4D imaging on a FPD display. The Antares ultrasound imaging system is intended for the following applications: Abdominal, Intraoperative, Small Parts, Transcranial, OB/GYN, Cardiac, Transesophageal, Pelvic, Neonatal/Adult Cephalic, Vascular, Intravascular, Musculoskeletal, Superficial Musculoskeletal, Great Vessel, and Peripheral Vascular applications. The system also provides for the measurement of anatomical structures that provide information that is used for clinical diagnosis purposes.
Code Information All units of these models.
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Mountain View, CA
1230 Shorebird Way
P.O. Box 7393
Mountain View, California 94043
For Additional Information Contact Ms. Sheila Pickering
650-694-5993
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is an error in the estimation of mean pressure gradient in the Cardiac measurement package. The currently implemented calculation will result in an underestimation of the mean pressure gradient (PGmean) when estimated from a trace of the Doppler waveform of the stenotic flow.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
CHANGE CONTROL (GMP - GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE): Software Change Control
Action Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., sent a Customer Safety Advisory Notification letter on August 17, 2010, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to pass the notice on to all those within their organization who need to aware of the issue until the corrective action was completed. For questions customers were to contact their local service support person. For questions regarding this recall call 650-694-5993.
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide)and the countries of Antares distribution includes: United Arab Emirates-AE, Austria-AT, Australia-AU, Azerbaijan-AZ, Brazil-BR, Belarus-BY, Canada-CA, Switzerland-CH, Chile-CL, China-CN, Czech Republic-CZ, Germany-DE, Denmark-DK, Egypt-EG, Spain-ES, France-FR, Great Britain-GB, Guatemala-GT, Croatia-HR, Hungary-HU, Indonesia-ID, Ireland-IE, India-IN, Italy-IT, Jordan-JO, Japan-JP, South Korea-KR, Moldova-MD, Mexico-MX, Malaysia-MY, Netherlands NL, Norway-NO, New Zealand-NZ, Poland-PL, Portugal-PT, Romania-RO, Serbia-RS, Russian Federation-RU, Saudi Arabia-SA, Sweden-SE, Singapore-SG, Slovak Republic-SK, Suriname-SR, Turkey-TR, Taiwan-TW, Ukraine-UA, United States-US, Uruguay-UY, Uzbekistan-UZ, Venezuela-VE, Vietnam-VN, South Africa-ZA S2000 distribution includes: Austria-AT, Australia-AU, Brazil-BR, Canada-CA, Switzerland-CH, Chile-CL, China-CN, Czech Republic-CZ, Germany-DE, Denmark-DK, Spain-ES, Finland-FI, France-FR, Great Britain-GB, Hong Kong-HK, Indonesia-ID, India-IN, Italy-IT, Japan-JP, South Korea-KR, Kazakhstan-KZ, Lebanon-LB, Mexico-MX, Norway-NO, Philippines-PH, Poland-PL, Portugal-PT, Romania-RO, Russian Federation-RU, Sweden-SE, Slovak Republic-SK, Turkmenistan-TM, Turkey-TR, Taiwan-TW, United States-US X300 distribution includes: AE (United Arab Emirates) , AL (Albania) , AN (Netherlands Antilles), AO (Angola), AR (Argentina), AT (Austria), AU (Australia), AZ (Azerbaijan), BA (Bosnia-Herzegovina), BD (Bangladesh), BE (Belgium), BG (Bulgaria), BN (Brunei), BO (Bolivia), BR (Brazil), BY (Belarus), CA (Canada), CH (Switzerland), CL (Chile), CN (China), CO (Colombia), CV (Cape Verde), CZ (Czech Republic), DE (Germany), DK (Denmark), DZ (Algeria), EC (Ecuador), EG (Egypt), ES (Spain), ET (Ethiopia), FJ (Fiji), FR (France), GB (United Kingdom), GE (Georgia), GR (Greece), HK (Hong Kong), HN (Honduras), HR (Croatia), HU (Hungary), ID (Indonesia), IE (Ireland), IN (India), IR (Iran), IT (Italy), JO (Jordan), JP (Japan), KE (Kenya), KR (Korea, South), KW (Kuwait), KZ (Kazakhstan), LT (Lithuania), LV (Latvia), LY (Libya), MD (Moldova), ME (Montenegro), MK (Macedonia), MM (Myanmar), MU (Mauritius), MX (Mexico), MY (Malaysia), NG (Nigeria), NI (Nicaragua), NL (Netherlands), NO (Norway), NP (Nepal), NZ (New Zealand), PE (Per®), PH (Philippines), PK (Pakistan), PL (Poland), PS (Palestine), PT (Portugal), QA (Qatar), RS (Serbia), RO (Romania), RU (Russia), RW (Rwanda), SA (Saudi Arabia), SC (Seychelles), SE (Sweden), SG (Singapore), SI (Slovenia), SK (Slovakia), SV (El Salvador), SY (Syria), TH (Thailand), TM (Turkmenistan), TN (Tunisia), TR (Turkey), TT (Trinidad/Tobago), TW (Taiwan, ROC), UA (Ukraine), US (United States of America), UY (Uruguay), UZ (Uzbekistan), VE (Venezuela), VN (Viet Nam), YE (Yemen), ZA and (South Africa)
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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 = IYN and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC., ULTRASOUND DI
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