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Class 2 Device Recall GE Healthcare Definium 5000

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  Class 2 Device Recall GE Healthcare Definium 5000 see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 26, 2012
Date Posted February 27, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 05, 2013
Recall Number Z-0703-2013
Recall Event ID 64134
Product Classification System, x-ray, film marking, radiographic - Product Code JAC
Product GE Healthcare Definium 5000 / 5220493 X-Ray System

Code Information Definium Model 5000/5220493   
Recalling Firm/
GE Healthcare, LLC
3000 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha WI 53188-1615
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
When quickly switching the protocols from AEC to Fixed under the same view, if the user selection process time is less than 0.5 seconds, the User Interface (UI) may display different exposure techniques than selected, and may not display AEC setting. The exposure can still be made as commanded, however it may not be properly indicated.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action GE Healthcare will remedy the issue or bring the product into compliance with each applicable Federal standard. A GE Healthcare Service Representative will update the software on the system to address the issue. Call Center phone number: 800-437-1171 (United States). For other countries, please contact your local GE Healthcare Service Representative if you have any questions or concerns regarding this notification. Please be assured that maintaining a high level of safety and quality is our highest priority. If you have any questions, please contact us immediately per the contact information above.
Quantity in Commerce 312 installed in US
Distribution Nationwide Distribution
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.