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Class 2 Device Recall OEC 9900 Elite

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  Class 2 Device Recall OEC 9900 Elite see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 31, 2014
Date Posted April 16, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 26, 2015
Recall Number Z-1462-2014
Recall Event ID 67867
510(K)Number K061953  K073543  K082781  
Product Classification Interventional fluoroscopic x-ray system - Product Code OWB
Product The OEC 9900 Elite mobile fluoroscopy system (image intensified fluoroscopic x-ray) is designed to provide fluoroscopic and spot-film images of the patient during diagnostic surgical and interventional procedure.

Examples of clinical application may include cholangiography, endoscopy, urologic, orthopedic, neurologic, vascular, cardiac, critical care and emergency room procedure. The system may be used for other imaging applications at the physician's discretion.

Code Information Model Numbers - OEC 9900 Elite 
Recalling Firm/
GE OEC Medical Systems, Inc
384 N Wright Brothers Dr
Salt Lake City UT 84116-2862
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
GE Healthcare has identified a potential safety issue related to the screws that attach the workstation monitor spring arm to the extension arm on certain OEC 9900 systems, causing the spring arm and monitor to fall forward.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action GE Healthcare sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter dated March 31, 2014, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Use caution when positioning or extending the workstation articulating arm. In addition, refrain from positioning staff or patients directly underneath or in front of a workstation monitor. Your local GE Healthcare Field Engineer will contact you to coordinate the replacement of the screws, and ensure that your system is operating safely and meets all specifications. These activities will be performed at no cost to you. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these corrections, please do not hesitate to contact the service team for further information at 800-874-7378 option 8. 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. UPDATE: On June 20, 2014. GE Healthcare Surgery began distributing an Urgent Medical Device Correction Letter to customers with affected units. The letter makes clear that this field correction applies to all user sites with the listed products, regardless of whether service work was performed on the monitor extension arm since 3/31/2014.
Quantity in Commerce 453 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA, and the countries of Australia, Argentina, Canada, China, Cambodia, Columbia, Japan, Ecuador, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Libya, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, Thailand, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.
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 = OWB and Original Applicant = GE HEALTHCARE SURGERY
510(K)s with Product Code = OWB and Original Applicant = GE OEC MEDICAL SYSTEMS