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Class 2 Device Recall ACUSON Antares System

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  Class 2 Device Recall ACUSON Antares System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 15, 2009
Date Posting Updated April 29, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 29, 2011
Recall Number Z-2118-2011
Recall Event ID 53013
Product Classification System, imaging, pulsed doppler ultrasonic - Product Code IYN
Product ACUSON Antares 5.0 Base System, model number 10042832. Distributed by Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Business Unit Ultrasound, Mountain View, CA.
The ACUSON Antares is a general purpose Diagnostic Ultrasound system. Its function is to acquire primary or secondary harmonic ultrasound data and display it in: B-Mode, M-Mode, Pulsed (PW) Doppler Mode, Continuous (CW) Doppler Mode, Color Doppler Mode, Amplitude Doppler Mode, a combination of modes, Harmonic Imaging, or 3D/4D imaging on a FPD display. The Antares ultrasound imaging system is intended for the following applications: Abdominal, Intraoperative, Small Parts, Transcranial, OB/GYN, Cardiac, Transesophageal, Pelvic, Neonatal/Adult Cephalic, Vascular, Intravascular, Musculoskeletal, Superficial Musculoskeletal, Great Vessel, and Peripheral Vascular applications. The system also provides for the measurement of anatomical structures that provide information that is used for clinical diagnosis purposes.
Code Information Serial number 116283.
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.
1230 Shorebird Way
P.O. Box 7393
Mountain View CA 94043
For Additional Information Contact Kristen Dorrough
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Shock Hazard. The manufacturer failed to set the system power switch to "ON" during the line level leakage and high pot current draw testing.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Release of Material/Component prior to receiving test results
Action Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. sent a Customer Safety Advisory Notification letter out on May 15, 2009. Service engineers were to visit each customer to conduct necessary testing. For questions regarding this recall call 650-694-5993.
Quantity in Commerce 1 unit
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA including CA, IL, MD, NC, OH, and UT and the countries of Australia, China, Denmark, Spain, South Korea, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden.
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.