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Class 2 Device Recall Philips EPIQ and Affiniti Ultrasound Systems

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Date Initiated by Firm April 29, 2019
Date Posted August 06, 2019
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 04, 2022
Recall Number Z-2199-2019
Recall Event ID 83003
510(K)Number K182857  
Product Classification System, imaging, pulsed doppler, ultrasonic - Product Code IYN
Product Philips EPIQ and Affiniti Ultrasound Systems with software version 4.0: Models EPIQ 5G, EPIC 5C, EPIQ 5W, EPIQ 7G, EPIC 7C, EPIQ 7W, EPIZ CVx, Affiniti 30, Affiniti 50, and Affiniti 70.

Product Usage:
The intended use of the EPIQ, EPIQ 5, EPIQ 7, Affiniti 30, Affiniti 50 and Affiniti 70 Diagnostic Ultrasound Systems is diagnostic ultrasound imaging and fluid flow analysis of the human body with the following Indications for Use: Abdominal, Cardiac Adult, Cardiac other (Fetal), Cardiac Pediatric, Cerebral Vascular, Cephalic (Adult), Cephalic (Neonatal), Fetal/Obstetric, Gynecological, Intraoperative (Vascular), Intraoperative (Cardiac), Musculoskeletal (Conventional), Musculoskeletal (Superficial), Other: Urology, Pediatric, Peripheral Vessel, Small Or Jan (Breast, Thyroid, Testicle), Transesophageal (Cardiac), Transrectal, Transvaginal. When integrated with Philips EchoNavigator, the systems can assist the interventionist and surgeon with image guidance during treatment of cardiovascular disease in which the procedure uses both live X-ray and live Echo Guidance.
Code Information All models containing software version 4.0.
Recalling Firm/
Philips Ultrasound Inc
22100 Bothell Everett Hwy
Bothell WA 98021-8431
For Additional Information Contact Customer Service
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is a potential that the image of one patient could get unexpectedly moved into another patient's folder when the user is using the Edit functionality on the Patient Data Entry (PDE) screen of the device.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action The recalling firm issued letters dated 4/26/2019 on 4/29/2019 via certified mail with delivery confirmation. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken.
Quantity in Commerce 3,146 devices
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide, including Puerto Rico. There was also military/government distribution. Foreign distribution was made to Canada, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mayotte, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Virgin Islands, Uruguay, and Viet Nam.
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 = IYN and Original Applicant = Philips Ultrasound, Inc.