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Class 2 Device Recall GE Healthcare Discovery MR450 1.5T

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  Class 2 Device Recall GE Healthcare Discovery MR450 1.5T see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 18, 2010
Date Posting Updated February 18, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on February 04, 2012
Recall Number Z-1376-2011
Recall Event ID 57270
510(K)Number K0831147  
Product Classification System, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging - Product Code LNH
Product GE Healthcare Discovery MR450 1.5T,
The Discovery MR450 is a whole body magnetic resonance scanner designed to support high resolution, high signal-to-noise ratio, and short scan times. It is indicated for use as a diagnostic imaging device to produce axial, sagittal, coronal, and oblique images, spectroscopic images, parametric maps, and/or spectra, dynamic images of the structures and/or functions of the entire body, including, but not limited to, head, neck, TMJ, spine, breast, heart, abdomen, pelvis, joints, prostate, blood vessels, and musculoskeletal regions of the body. Depending on the region of interest being imaged, contrast agents may be used; The images produced by the Discovery MR450 reflect the spatial distribution or molecular environment of nuclei exhibiting magnetic resonance. These images and/or spectra when interpreted by a trained physician yield information that may assist in diagnosis.
Code Information 00000XRMBB0091, 00000XRMBB0101, 00000XRMBB0096, 00000XRMBB0111, 00000XRMBB0100, 00000XRMBB0063, 00000XRMBB0094, 00000XRMBB0099, 00000XRMBB0121, 00000XRMBB0122, 00000XRMBB0125.
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
GE Healthcare, LLC
3000 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha WI 53188-1615
For Additional Information Contact
262-513-4122
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
GE Healthcare has become aware that during certain service procedures, there is a potential for electric shock associated with the gradient cooling manifold hoses of your MR750, MR450, and MR450w MR systems that may impact service or maintenance personnels safety. The gradient cooling manifolds used on the affected systems may contain electrically conductive hoses, which become live when the grad
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action GE Healthcare sent an "Urgent Medical Device Correction" letter dated November 16, 2011, to all affected customers. The letter was addressed to Hospital Administrator / Risk Manger, Radiology Department Manager and Maintenance / Biomedical Engineering Department. The letter described the Safety Issue, Affected Product Details, Safety Instructions, Product correction and Contact Information. Customers were instructed to follow appropriate lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedures. Customers were instructed to contact GE Healthcare engineering at 843-687-7213 or 843-697-3009 for instructions on how to proceed. For questions concerning the notiifcaton customers were instructed to contact their local Support Engineer.
Quantity in Commerce 11
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA including AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, LA, MD, MA, MI, MO, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, WA, WI. and the countries of AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, CANADA, EHYPT, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, INDIA, ITALY, JAPAN, KUWAIT, QATAR, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, SWITZERLAND, TAIWAN, and the UNITED KINGDOM.UNITED KINGDOM, TAIWAN, SWITZERLAND, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, QATAR, KUWAIT, JAPAN, ITALY, INDIA, GREECE, GERMANY, FRANCE, FINLAND, EGYPT, CANADA, BRAZIL, AUSTRALIA.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

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.
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