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Class 2 Device Recall GE Healthcare Discovery IGS 740

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  Class 2 Device Recall GE Healthcare Discovery IGS 740 see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 04, 2014
Date Posted December 16, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on January 21, 2015
Recall Number Z-0452-2015
Recall Event ID 69286
510(K)Number K133278  
Product Classification Interventional fluoroscopic x-ray system - Product Code OWB
Product Discovery IGS 740

Indicated for use for patients from newborn to geriatric in generating fluoroscopic and rotational images of human anatomy for cardiovascular, vascular and non-vascular, diagnostic and interventional procedures.
Code Information Mfg Lot or Serial # System ID 00000646778BU1 190020RX26 
Recalling Firm/
GE Healthcare, LLC
3000 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha WI 53188-1615
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Loss of imaging - affected devices may experience a loss of real-time interventional imaging and/or gantry motion due to the Electromagnetic (EM) sensitivity of the grid detection mechanism.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Consignees were sent on 9/4/2014 a GE Healthcare "Urgent Medical Device Correction" letter GEHC Ref#12218 dated September 4, 2014. The letter was addressed to Director of Biomedical Engineering, Director of Radiology and Chief of Cardiology. The letter described the Safety Issue, Safety Instructions, Affected Product Details, Product Correction, and Contact Information. Customers are to perform a system functional check as instructed in the letter. If the check fails, they should contact their local GE Healthcare Service Representative. GE Healthcare will correct all systems at no cost to the customer, and a representative will contact customers to arrange for the correction. For questions they can call US 800-437-1171. For other countries they can call their local GE Healthcare Service Representative.
Quantity in Commerce 1 - OUS
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- US, including the states of CA, CO, FL, MO, PA; and, the countries of BELGIUM, CHINA, COLOMBIA, FRANCE, GREECE, MEXICO, and RUSSIA.
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 MEDICAL SYSTEMS SCS