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Class 2 Device Recall ACUSON S2000 ultrasound systems

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  Class 2 Device Recall ACUSON S2000 ultrasound systems see related information
Date Initiated by Firm August 17, 2010
Date Posting Updated March 28, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 18, 2012
Recall Number Z-1837-2011
Recall Event ID 56840
510(K)Number K082142  
Product Classification System, imaging, pulsed dopper, ultrasonic - Product Code IYO
Product ACUSON S2000 ultrasound systems (all versions) with cardiovascular options installed;
ACUSON S2000: 10041461;
S2000 Cardio Option: 10041853;
Product is manufactured and distributed by
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Business Unit Ultrasound, Mountain View, CA
The ACUSON S2000 Ultrasound System is a multi-purpose mobile, software controlled diagnostic ultrasound system with and on-screen display for thermal and mechanical indices related to potential bio-effect mechanisms. 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, or Harmonic Imaging and 3D/4D Imaging on a Flat Panel Display. The ACUSON S2000 ultrasound imaging systems are intended for the following applications: Fetal, Abdominal, Intraoperative, Pediatric, Small Parts, Transcranial, OB/GYN, Cardiac, Pelvic, Neonatal/Adult Cephalic, Vascular, Musculoskeletal, Superficial Musculoskeletal, and Peripheral Vascular applications. The system also provides the ability to measure anatomical structures {fetal, abdominal, intraoperative, intraoperative neurological, pediatric, small organ, neonatal cephalic, adult cephalic, cardiac, trans-esophageal, transrectal, transvaginal, peripheral vessel, musculoskeletal (conventional), musculo-skeletal (superficial) and neonatal cardiac} and calculation packages that provide information that provide information to the clinician that may be used adjunctively with other medical data obtained by a physician for clinical diagnosis purposes.
Code Information All units of these models.
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Mountain View, CA
1230 Shorebird Way
P.O. Box 7393
Mountain View CA 94043
For Additional Information Contact Ms. Sheila Pickering
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
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 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = IYO and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC., ULTRASOUND DI