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Class 2 Device Recall MRI systems

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Date Initiated by Firm August 16, 2006
Date Posted October 12, 2006
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 13, 2012
Recall Number Z-0029-2007
Recall Event ID 36224
510(K)Number K911667  K945155  
Product Classification Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems - Product Code LNH
Product MRP-7000 and AIRIS Magnetic Resonance Imaging Systems, Software Versions: V7.0A to V7.0J.
Code Information AIRIS - Serial Number Range: A001, AG001-AG039, A901; MRP-7000 - Serial Number Range: 7001- 7154.
Recalling Firm/
Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc
1959 Summit Commerce Park
Twinsburg OH 44087-2371
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Image orientation error. When a 3D Maximum Intensity Projection (MIP) image data set is transferred from the MRI system to a computer workstation via the DICOM protocol, the anatomical markers do not change between the images as they rotate.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action On 8/16/2006, Hitachi issued two (2) Device Correction letters. The first letter was addressed to the five (5) customers whose system units are currently ''de-installed''. This letter informs the customers of the problem and asks that the customer(s) please contact the firm''s Customer Service Center on their toll-free tel. # 1-800-800-4925, in order to schedule a device correction should the customer ever re-activate/install their system(s). The second letter, issued to the customers with activated MRP-7000 and/or AIRIS MRI systems, informs the customers of the problem, and states that a HMSA Service (person) will be contacting the customer in order to schedule a device correction which should address the problem.
Quantity in Commerce 348 units
Distribution Nationwide 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 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.