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Class 2 Device Recall Somatom Sensation 64 XRay System

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  Class 2 Device Recall Somatom Sensation 64 XRay System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 03, 2008
Date Posting Updated January 05, 2009
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 23, 2009
Recall Number Z-0321-2009
Recall Event ID 50077
510(K)Number K040665  
Product Classification Computed tomography x-ray system - Product Code JAK
Product Somatom Sensation 64 X-Ray System, Model number 8377520. This is a computed tomography x-ray system which is intended to produce cross-sectional images of the body by computer reconstruction of x-ray transmission data from the same axial plane taken at different angles.
Code Information Serial numbers 57084, 57193, 57213, 57261, 57262, 57270, 57272, 57285, and 57298
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc
51 Valley Stream Pkwy
Malvern PA 19355-1406
For Additional Information Contact Michael Van Ryn
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
software error - does not allow protocol to properly synchronize with ECG triggers
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action The recalling firm issued a Customer Safety Advisory Notice dated 9/3/08 to affected customers via Update Instructions CT045/08/S. This letter informs customers of the potential issued and provides instruction to avoid its occurrence. For additional information, contact Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. at 1-610-448-4500.
Quantity in Commerce 9 units
Distribution Nationwide
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 = JAK and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC.