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Class 2 Device Recall ACUSON S2000 ABVS Ultrasound System

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 Class 2 Recall
ACUSON S2000 ABVS Ultrasound System
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Date Posted May 06, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated on May 06, 2011
Recall Number Z-2150-2011
Recall Event ID 58504
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification System, Imaging, Pulsed Doppler, Ultrasonic - Product Code IYN
Product Siemens brand ACUSON S2000, Model 10434730, ABVS ultrasound systems; Affected sub-components Numbers: (1) 10434968, Boom Welding (for S/Ns 250157, 250162, 250163, 250164, 250166, 250167 and 250169); (2) 10434969, Arm Welding (for S/N's 250171, 250173, 250177); Product is manufactured and distributed by Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Concord, CA The S2000 Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS) Ultrasound System for imaging the breast allows volumetric acquisition of the breast image. It provides the operator with the option of using a controlled user independent automated scan motion. The resulting 3D display information enables comprehensive image review by the medical professional. In particular, the coronal plane is scanned, which is not easily accessible with hand-held ultrasound transducers.
Code Information Serial Numbers Affected: 250171, 250173, 250177, 250157, 250162, 250163, 250164, 250166, 250167 and 250169
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
1230 Shorebird Way
P.O. Box 7393
Mountain View, California 94043
For Additional Information Contact Christine Dunbar
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The weld connecting the ABVS arm to the system base has the potential to fail, causing the arm to fall off of the unit.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. initiated the recall via phone calls and e-mail on March 28, 2011, to all affected customers, informing them of the affected product and providing instructions on the recall. Three units S/N 250171, 250173, and 250177 were to be removed and shipped back to Siemens. Siemens Service personnel were to be dispatched to the customer sites to perform validated stress test on units S/N 250157, 250162, 250163, 250164, 250166, 250167, and 250169 at customer sites. For questions regarding this recall call 650-694-5993.
Quantity in Commerce 10
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA, Portugal, Germany, Russia, Estonia, Brazil, France, and Saudi Arabia.
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 = IYN and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC., ULTRASOUND DI