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Class 2 Device Recall GE Healthcare Discovery MR450 1.5T

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 Class 2 Recall
GE Healthcare Discovery MR450 1.5T
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Date Posted February 18, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated on February 04, 2012
Recall Number Z-1376-2011
Recall Event ID 57270
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
K083147 
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, Wisconsin 53188-1615
Consumer Instructions No consumer action necessary
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
COMPONENT CONTROLS (GMP - GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE): 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 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 = LNH and Original Applicant = GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLC
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