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Class 2 Device Recall AXIOM Artis and AXIOM Artis zee modular angiographic systems

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Date Initiated by Firm January 16, 2012
Date Posted January 27, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on January 31, 2014
Recall Number Z-0927-2012
Recall Event ID 60989
510(K)Number K052202  
Product Classification System, x-ray, fluoroscopic, image-intensified - Product Code JAA
Product AXIOM Artis and AXIOM Artis zee modular angiographic systems

Product Usage: Angiographic x-ray systems
Code Information Model numbers 5904433, 5904441, 5904649, 5904656, 5904466, 7007755, 7728350, 7412807, 7727717, 7728392, 7413078, 7555373, 7555365, 7555357, 7008605, 5917054, 10094135, 10094137, 10094139, 10094141, 10094142, 10094143, and 10280959.
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc
51 Valley Stream Pkwy
Malvern PA 19355
For Additional Information Contact Anastasia Mason
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is a potential misalignment in the connection of the remote foot switch and the stationary unit. This potential malfunction may occur if either the wireless foot switch or the stationary unit is equipped with improper firmware installed in the bluetooth interface performing the communication between foot switch and system. This is not a general issue but sporadic as a vendor unsystematical
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software change control
Action Siemens sent an Urgent Field Safety Notice letter on January 16, 2016, to all affected customers The letter identified the product, problem, potential risk, and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to immediately pass this information to all those who need to be aware and instruct personnel accordingly. Siemens ask that if the device/equipment is no longer in the customers possession to forward this safety notice to the new owner of the device/equipment.
Quantity in Commerce 45
Distribution Nationwide Distribution (USA) including the states of: CA, CT, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, ME, MD, MI, MS, MO, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI and Puerto Rico.
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = JAA and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC.