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Class 2 Device Recall GE Healthcare Senographe Essential System

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  Class 2 Device Recall GE Healthcare Senographe Essential System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 14, 2013
Date Posted June 26, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 26, 2013
Recall Number Z-1519-2013
Recall Event ID 65372
Product Classification Full field digital system, x-ray mammographic - Product Code MUE
Product GE Healthcare Senographe Essential System.

The Senographe 2000D system generates digital mamnmographic images that can be used for screening and in the diagnosis of breast cancer. The Senographe 2000D is intended to be used in the same clinical applications as traditional film-based mamnmographic systems.
Code Information Models 5144816-10 rev 2, 3 or 6 and 5144816-10-LE rev1.
Recalling Firm/
GE Healthcare, LLC
3000 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha WI 53188-1615
For Additional Information Contact
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
GE Healthcare has recently become aware of a potential issue due to inaccessible Operator Instructions associated with the defective Operator Manual CD of the Senographe Essential.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act
Action GE Healthcare will notify customers with affected systems via letter and enclose a new CD- Rom, along with notification that a GE Representative will schedule an appointment to install the User's Manual along with a GE Service Engineer will go on site to install it on the control station of the Senograph Essential system. 16- H LA 6. Notification of all dealers and purchasers is to be made within 15 working days of receipt of this letter. GE Healthcare will secure and summarize documentation that the manual has been installed and is available on each affected system and provide summarize of the documentation to the district recall coordinator. For further questions please call ( 262 ) 513-4122.
Quantity in Commerce 49 installed in the US.
Distribution Nationwide Distribution including the states of NJ, CO, LA, AL, OH, MA, NC, ME, WI, GA, PA, TX, IN, NY, MO, KY, KS, CA, MN, FL and IL.
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.