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Date Initiated by Firm November 04, 2019
Create Date December 31, 2019
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-0763-2020
Recall Event ID 84309
510(K)Number K050190  
Product Classification Table, radiologic - Product Code KXJ
Product Juno DRF, Model Number 709020 - Product Usage: General. multi-function x-ray systems capable of routine radiographs and general fluoroscopy procedures.
Code Information Serial Numbers: 10110770 11030805 11030806 11070845 11070848 11070849 11110900 12020978 12020982 12030999 12041003 12061014 12061018 12061020 12081040 12091074 12101104 12121186 12121187 13031215 13101263 14021301 14031313 14041321 14051332 14071353 14081359 14091368 14091371 14121400 14121403 15021426 15031440 15041444 15091473 15091478 15101484 15101487 15121505 16011512 16021514 16021517 16021518 16041533 16121595 19011923 
Recalling Firm/
Villa Sistemi Medicali S.P.A.
Via delle Azalee 3
Buccinasco Italy
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
An amendment to the IFU and Service Manual is being issued to prescribe the replacement of the angulation chain after 8 years of service of the of the unit. After testing, it was found that due to metal fatigue under sever workload conditions, the angulation chain might fail before the expected lifetime of 10 years.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Urgent Field Safety Notice notification letters dated 10/23/19 were sent to customers. Action to be taken by the customer/user: The user shall take note of amendment/reinforcement of Instructions for Use (IFU) and Service Manual, attached to this FN and, if it is the case, request a service technician to do the periodic preventive maintenance the user shall replace the attached pages in the User Manual and in the Service Manual, prescribing the periodic replacement of the angulation chain. Fill the table present in the addendum; In the cell "Next replacement date" write the date adding 8 years to the replacement date. All the examinations performed on the device before the recall remain valid. The IFU and the Service Manual need to be amended to prescribe the replacement of the angulation chain after 8 years of service life of the unit. This notice needs to be passed to all users of Apollo, Apollo DRF, Apollo EZ and to all those who need to be aware within your organisation or to any organisation where the potentially affected devices have been transferred.
Quantity in Commerce 46
Distribution US Nationwide distribution in the states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IA, IL, IN, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, and Puerto Rico.
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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = KXJ and Original Applicant = VILLA SISTEMI MEDICALI S.P.A.