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Class 2 Device Recall Symbia Radiation Therapy Pallet

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  Class 2 Device Recall Symbia Radiation Therapy Pallet see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 22, 2011
Date Posted August 10, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 27, 2012
Recall Number Z-2980-2011
Recall Event ID 58918
510(K)Number K082506  
Product Classification Pallet for Radiation Computed Tomography (CT), Radiation Therapy - Product Code KPS
Product Symbia Radiation Therapy Pallet.
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

An accessory to the Symbia T Series Emission Computed Tomography System/X-Ray Computed Tomography System.This specialty pallet is used for performing SPECT and/or SPECT/CT Scans on oncology patients with the goal of fusing the SPECT and/or SPECT/CT data with CT simulation data for planning radiation therapy. The pallet attaches to the patient beds carbon fiber pallet.
Code Information material number 10412621, serial numbers 1023, 1045, 1052, 1067, 1073, 1076, 1083, 1110, 1116, 1118, 1136, 1137, 1141, 1146, 1154, 1155, 1167 and 1241
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
2501 Barrington Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60195-2061
For Additional Information Contact Mr. Ron Nolte
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There a potential patient safety issue when using the Symbia Radiation Therapy Pallet. When a patient is not iso-centered before starting a scan with the Symbia T Series Systems and a non-circular orbit is selected, it is possible that one of the detectors may come into contact with the patient.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. sent an "Urgent Field Correction Recall" letter dated June 06, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter informs customers of the potential safety issue if the patient is not iso-centered before starting a scan and a non-circular orbit is selected and provided recommendations including ensure the patient is iso-centered before starting a scan. If the patient cannot be positioned at the iso-center of the RTP, instructions were provided. The customers are asked to complete the Mandatory Fax-Back Form acknowledging receipt and understanding of the letter. For questions or assistance contact Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. at (800) 888-7436 (USA).
Quantity in Commerce 18 pallets
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: Nationwide (USA) including the states of Florida and Texas; and the countries of Canada, China, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and Russia.
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 = KPS and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC.