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Class 2 Device Recall Hitachi Echelon MRI System

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  Class 2 Device Recall Hitachi Echelon MRI System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 16, 2015
Date Posted March 23, 2017
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 29, 2017
Recall Number Z-1542-2017
Recall Event ID 76373
510(K)Number K083533  
Product Classification System, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging - Product Code LNH
Product Hitachi Echelon MRI System
Code Information V001, V002, V003, V004, V005, V006, V007, V008, V009, V010, V011, V012, V013, V014, V015, V016, V017, V018, V020, V021, V022, V023, V024, V025, V026, V027, V028, V029, V030, V031, V032, V033, V034, V035, V036, V037, V038, V039, V040, V041, V042, V043, V044, V045, V046, V047, V048, V049, V050, V051, V052, V053, V054, V055, V056, V057, V058, V059, V060, V061, V062, V063, V064, V065, V066, V067, V068, V952
Recalling Firm/
Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc
1959 Summit Commerce Park
Twinsburg OH 44087-2371
For Additional Information Contact Douglas J. Thistlethwaite
330-425-1313 Ext. 3720
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Image data transferred from the MRI system to a workstation showed errors on the slice position reference image.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software in the Use Environment
Action Formal notification letters were sent to consignees on 2/13/17. Hitachi Service will update the software at each site during visits.
Quantity in Commerce 68 units
Distribution US nationwide distribution. The products were distributed to the following states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and WY. There are four (4) government accounts for this recall: VA Medical Center/Lyster Army Health Clinic, Building 301 - Andrews Avenue, Fort Rucker, AL 36362; Parma VA Medical Center, 8787 Brookpark Rd, Parma, OH 44129; Viera VA Outpatient Clinic, 2900 Veterans Way, Viera, FL 32940; Perry Point VA Medical Center, Avenue D, Suite 1A-120, Perry Point, MD 21902. There are zero (0) Canada accounts for this recall. There are two (2) Mexico accounts for this recall: Hospital General Tipo "B" de Alta Especialidad - SMH, "Fraccionamiento 1 De La Parcela 101, Del Ejido De Atapaneo", Morelia, MX 58300; Hospital General de Occidente, Zoquipan 1050 Avenue, Zapopan Jalisco, MX 45170 The product was distributed to the following countries: Brazil.
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 = HITACHI MEDICAL SYSTEMS AMERICA, INC.