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Class 2 Device Recall Fresenius

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  Class 2 Device Recall Fresenius see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 04, 2011
Date Posted August 29, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 14, 2014
Recall Number Z-3083-2011
Recall Event ID 59483
510(K)Number K070049  
Product Classification Hemodialysis system for home use - Product Code ONW
Product Fresenius 2008K@home

The Fresenius 2008K@home is indicated for acute and chronic dialysis therapy in an acute or chronic facility. The 2008K@home is also indicated for hemodialysis in the home and must be observed by a trained and qualified person as prescribed by their physician.

Code Information All serial numbers
Recalling Firm/
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
920 Winter St
Waltham MA 02451-1521
For Additional Information Contact SAME
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Upgrade software to implement new on screen graphics and instructions, the addition of a bracket on the side of the machine to temporarily hold the bloodlines during set up in order to conform to approved 510(k)
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Fresenius Medical NA issued a formal field correction notification dated May 4 ,2011, sent by certified mail with return receipt requested. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. The customer was notified of the retrofit that would be done to their machines. The patients' facilities were made aware of the changes that would be made to each of their patient's 2008K@home machines on May 4, 2011. On May 13, 2011, all facilities with active 2008K@home machines were sent a notification letter of the retrofit. Please return the receipt for confirmation that you have received this notice. Please call (781) 699-2053, to schedule a certified technician to conduct the machine retrofit.
Quantity in Commerce 705 units
Distribution Nationwide Distribution. Canada - FMCNA is not conducting the recall to Canada, as Health Canada did not require the same modifications to the machines
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 = ONW and Original Applicant = FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE NORTH AMERICA