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Class 2 Device Recall Siemens

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Date Initiated by Firm August 30, 2021
Create Date November 24, 2021
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-0287-2022
Recall Event ID 88888
510(K)Number K190578  
Product Classification System, x-ray, tomography, computed - Product Code JAK
Product SOMATOM Drive with software syngo.CT VB20
Model #10431700
Code Information Serial Numbers: 105081 105478 105152 105471 105315 105484 105182 105228 105207 105128 105123 105241 105105 105020 105063 105035 105022 105045 105052 105150 105485 105302 105472 105096 105477 105047 105023 105180 105115 105086 105295 105398 105051 105196 105445 105336 105383 105402 105202 105046 105109 105244 105498 105466 105461 105165 105060 105464 105103 105121 105141 105344 105066 105503 105118 105321 105184 105245 105339 105240 105507 105280 105440 105254 105403 105354 105427 105208 105012 105116 105363 105294 105080 105018 105237
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc
40 Liberty Blvd
Malvern PA 19355-1418
For Additional Information Contact SAME
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
software syngo.CT VB20 in the installed base, with or without syngo.CT software versions VB20_SP1, SP2, SP3, or SP4, may result in workflow interruptions resulting in the delay in diagnosis, the necessity for patient rescans, and/or the need for additional contrast media may occur
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. initiated a Customer Safety Advisory Notice (CSAN) to customers via CT021/21/S on 8/30/2021. The CSAN informs the customer of the issues health risk, the new software update version VB20_SP5 to eliminate the root causes of these problems. The software update will be distributed free of charge via CT020/21/S and CT071/21/S (update is dependent on the current software version) to all affected customers. Action to take: Siemens Healthineers has developed software update syngo.CT VB20 SP5. This new software contains workflow improvements and solutions to the previously described software issues. Please ask your local service organization if you are interested in more detailed information about the content of the software update. The new software, VB20_SP5, will be provided free of charge and will be distributed via Update CT020/21/S or CT071/20/S. Update CT071/20/S is only necessary if the system is being updated from software version VB20, VB20_SP1, or VB20_SP2 directly to VB20_SP5. Following the corrective action process CAPA, the cause of identified product issues has been eliminated and a recurrence of the identified issues is prevented. This update will be performed remotely. The remote software updates process will require approximately 45 minutes for completion and is completely automatic; however, please make sure the system and power are stable before and during the process, please do not switch off the system during the update process. Siemens highly recommends starting the installation when the scanner will not be in use or when the necessary time for the update to be completed can be scheduled. If you have any questions, please contact our service organization at at 1-800-888-7436. Please review, understand, and confirm acknowledgement of the information and instructions outlined in this Urgent Safety Advisory Notice. By signing this document, you are acknowledging that you have read and understand the content therein
Quantity in Commerce 75 units
Distribution US Nationwide distribution.
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 = JAK and Original Applicant = Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc.