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Class 2 Device Recall Linear Medical Accelerator ARTISTE MV system

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  Class 2 Device Recall Linear Medical Accelerator ARTISTE MV system see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 30, 2009
Date Posted February 08, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 12, 2011
Recall Number Z-1064-2011
Recall Event ID 53054
510(K)Number K072485  
Product Classification Accelerator, linear, medical - Product Code IYE
Product Linear Medical Accelerator ARTISTE MV systems, when equipped with a syngo RT Therapist, Therapist Express Basic, syngo RT Therapist Assist or Therapist Express Assist workspace with software version NET VA10A for RTT 4.1.122 or NET V10B for RTT 4.1.125, manufactured by Siemens Medical Solutions, Concord, CA.

Intended use: medical charged-particle radiation therapy system
Code Information Artiste MV system Part Number 8139789. RT Therapist Part Number 8162815, Therapist Express Basic part number 8151289. Optional parts: Syngo RT Therapist assist part number 8162807, Therapist Express Assist part number 8151297.
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc
4040 Nelson Ave
Concord CA 94520-1200
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Potential for Mistreatment-- when treatment plans intended for non-ARTISTE machinese are loaded, if the plans contain unspecified beam parameters, attributes or unknown block codes, the therapy system may remove those parameters.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action The firm,Siemens, sent two Customer Advisory letters (TH004/09/S and TH008/09/S) contained in the Update Instructions to all consignees/customers with active devices. The letters describe the product, problem and action to be taken by the customers. The customers were instructed to follow the updated instructions. Siemens service representative will sign a document noted as CORRECTED upon completion of the software installation. If you have any questions, call 1-925-602-8157.
Quantity in Commerce 151 units
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA and countries including: Germany, France, Poland, Norway, Australia, Malaysia, Spain, New Zealand, the UK, India, Republic of Korea, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Egypt, Belgium, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Netherlands, Hungary, Norway and South Africa.
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 = IYE and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC.