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Class 2 Device Recall GE SIGNA Pioneer

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  Class 2 Device Recall GE SIGNA Pioneer see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 01, 2016
Create Date April 07, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 16, 2016
Recall Number Z-1347-2016
Recall Event ID 73555
510(K)Number K143345  
Product Classification System, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging - Product Code LNH
Product SIGNA Pioneer MR Systems

Product Usage:
The SIGNA Pioneer is a whole body magnetic resonance scanner designed to support high resolution, high signal-to-noise ratio, and short scan times. It is indicated for use as a diagnostic imaging device to produce axial, sagittal, coronal, and oblique images, spectroscopic images, parametric maps, and/or spectra, dynamic images of the structures and/or functions of the entire body, including, but not limited to, head, neck, TMJ, spine, breast, heart, abdomen, pelvis, joints, prostate, blood vessels, and musculoskeletal regions of the body. Depending on the region of interest being imaged, contrast agents may be used. The images produced by the SIGNA Pioneer reflect the spatial distribution or molecular environment of nuclei exhibiting magnetic resonance. These images and/or spectra when interpreted by a trained physician yield information that may assist in diagnosis.
Code Information Mfg Lot or Serial # System ID  001612TA1 N/A 001718TA6 336397P3T  002331TA7 083132425984 001719TA4 250598MR1 001424TA1 M2850013 001537TA0 TP0008MR07 001662TA6 157022MR01 001184TA1 ZC0002 001652TA7 N/A 002227TA7 ZC0003 002278TA0 ZC0004 002330TA9 ZC0006 002529TA6 N/A 001485TA2 34026MRS05 002279TA8 34225MRS02 002395TA2 34185MRS02                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Recalling Firm/
GE Medical Systems, LLC
3000 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha WI 53188-1615
For Additional Information Contact GE Healthcare Service
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Ferrous material in the SIGNA Pioneer Table Control Box (TCB) could cause unexpected attraction to the MR system's high strength magnetic field during servicing activities. This could create a potential risk of serious injury to service personnel who attempt to inappropriately remove the TCB from the magnetic field. There have been no events reported as a result of this issue. Clinical scanni
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling Change Control
Action Consignees were sent a GE Healthcare "Urgent Medical Device Correction" letter GEHC Ref# 68002 dated March 1, 2016. The letter was addressed to Hospital Administrators / Risk Managers, Radiology Department Managers, and Radiologists. The letter described the Safety Issue, Safety Instructions, Affected Product Details, Product Correction and Contact Information. For questions or concerns regarding this notification,contact GE Healthcare Service at 18004371171 or your local Service Representative.
Quantity in Commerce 16 (2 US; 14 OUS)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide in the states of SC, NC and the countries of Australia, Canada, France. Germany, Japan and Turkey.
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 = LNH and Original Applicant = GE HEALTHCARE JAPAN CORPORATION