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Class 2 Device Recall Brainlab

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Date Initiated by Firm May 21, 2014
Date Posted August 13, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 13, 2017
Recall Number Z-2213-2014
Recall Event ID 68845
510(K)Number K070106  
Product Classification Neurological stereotaxic Instrument - Product Code HAW
Product Navigation Spine & Trauma 3D Version 2.0 and 2.1

Is intended as an intraoperative image-guided localization system to enable minimally invasive surgery. It links a freehand probe, tracked by a passive marker sensor system to virtual computer image space on a patient's preoperative or Intraoperative 2D or 3D image data.

The system is indicated for any medical condition in which the use of stereotactic surgery may be appropriate and where a reference to a rigid anatomical structure, such as the skull, the pelvis, a long bone or vertebra can be identified relative to the acquired image (CT, MR, 2D fluoroscopic image or 3D fluoroscopic image reconstruction) and/or an image data based model of the anatomy.
Code Information Model/Catalog Number: 19061-03
Recalling Firm/
Brainlab AG
Kapellenstrasse 12
Feldkirchen Germany
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Brainlab Navigation Software Spine & Trauma 3D 2.0/2.1 offers automatic registration of intraoperatively acquired CT image data sets. To enable automatic registration, the software requires the gantry position of the scanner. The gantry position can either be entered manually or submitted automatically from the CT scanner. If automatic gantry communication is available, the so-called "
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software in the Use Environment
Action The firm, Brainlab AG, sent "FIELD SAFETY NOTICE / PRODUCT NOTIFICATION" letters dated May 21, 2014 to all consignees. The letters included instructions for consignees to: 1) not use Automatic Registration of iCT Data in combination with Siemens SOMATOM Definition AS CT scan (with Software Somaris SOM 7 or higher and Automatic Gantry Communication (available for Spine & Trauma 3D 2.0 and 2.1 only); 2) always make sure to perform careful accuracy verification according to the instructions in the Software User Guide; 3) Brainlab will perform corresponding service visits to change the gantry communication from automatic to manual to enable a safe and effective usage of this device combination, and 4) advise the appropriate personnel working in your department of the content of the letter. Customers with any questions can contact Brainlab via telephone at 800-597-5911 or e-mail at us.support@brainlab.com.
Quantity in Commerce 17 systems
Distribution Worldwide distribution: US (nationwide) including states of: NC, NY, OH, WI;and countries of: Austria, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia.
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 = HAW and Original Applicant = BRAINLAB AG