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The FDA issued a final guidance entitled “Deciding When to Submit a 510(k) for a Software Change to an Existing Device)” dated October 25, 2017. This guidance clarifies for the industry how to determine which software changes to a 510(k)-cleared device require a new 510(k). It seems to reflect what the FDA has applied in...
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Company: Sight Diagnostics LTD Date of Enforcement Report: 7/27/2022 Class II PRODUCT Sight OLO, Automated Hematology Analyzer, Catalog No. OLO-U1 Recall Number: Z-1469-2022 REASON The default reference ranges for MCH, MCHC, and RDW for age group “Child 2-11y” are mixed up and incorrectly displayed on OLO devices running software version 2.63, 2.63.1, and 2.63.1.1. Due...
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Recently, a new cybersecurity standard, IEC 81001-5-1:2021, Health software and health IT systems safety, effectiveness and security – Part 5-1: Security – Activities in the product life cycle, was released.  As the name implies, this standard addresses the overall software development lifecycle (SDLC) with regard to cybersecurity activities.  For medical device manufacturers, this is very...
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Company: GE Healthcare, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 7/25/2022 Class II PRODUCT Centricity PACS Software Version 7.0 SP0.0.4.7 Recall Number: Z-1466-2022 REASON The Event Notification Manager (ENM) functionality for certain products does not process notifications for study modifications performed on post verified exams. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER GE Healthcare, LLC VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 47 installations...
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What are non-device software functions according to the FDA?  The 21st century cures act excluded certain types of software.  The term device, as defined in section 201(h), shall not include a software function that is intended— (A) for administrative support of a health care facility, including the processing and maintenance of financial records, claims or...
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Company: Baxter Healthcare Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 7/22/2022 Class I PRODUCT ABACUS TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) Calculation software Recall Number: Z-1376-2022 REASON There is a potential risk of medication error when using specific Abacus Order Entry & Calculation software. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Voluntary. Firm Initiated. VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 9 units...
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Company: Baxter Healthcare Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: June 22, 2022 Class: I PRODUCT Abacus Order Entry and Calculation Software Recall Number: Z-1376-2022   REASON There is a potential risk of medication error when using specific Abacus Order Entry & Calculation software. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Baxter Healthcare Corporation VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 9 units DISTRIBUTION...
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Company: Stryker Instruments Div. of Stryker Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 7/21/2022 Class II PRODUCT Sensis with software version VD12A. A diagnostic and administrative tool supporting hemodynamic catheterizations and/or electrophysiology studies, for cardiac as well as interventional Radiology Model:10764561 Recall Number: Z-1452-2022 REASON Sensis/Sensis Vibe SoftwareVD12A, the ComboBox may encounter a disconnect of its communication...
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FDA is requesting input on patient safety, including best practices to promote patient safety, education, and competency, associated with Non-Medical Device Software – software excluded from the medical device definition by the 21st Century Cures Act.  Software professionals should take this opportunity to explain the risks associated with non-medical device software interacting with medical device...
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Company: Becton, Dickinson and Company Date of Enforcement Report: 6/22/2022 Product: Intraosseous Needle Set Kits, Intraosseous Manual Driver Kits, Intraosseous Powered Drivers Reason: Product issues may result in delays in care due to limited or non-functioning intraosseous access or could also lead to needlestick injuries Recalling Firm/Manufactuer: BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) on 6/22/2022. Voluntary:...
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Company: Dynex Technologies, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 7/5/2020 Class II PRODUCT DYNEX Agility, Agility Analyzer, Model No. 67000 Recall Number: Z-1222-2022 REASON Control samples aspirated from wrong SmartKit on the Agility. Agility software was updated to v1.4.7 to resolve the issue. This leads to a risk that a control from another assay’s SmartKit will...
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Company: Baxter Healthcare Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 6/30/2022 Class II PRODUCT NaviCare Nurse Call/Voalte Nurse Ca Recall Number: Z-1306-2022 REASON An issue has been identified with Phillips (Emergin) and Longleaf non relay (Connexall, Vocera, Cerner) wireless integrations used with NaviCare/Voalte Nurse Call, software versions 3.9.100 through 3.9.300. Calls placed from a push button call...
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Company: Haemonetics Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 6/28/2022 Class II PRODUCT Product Name: TEG5000 Analyzer (07-022, 07-033) with TEG Analytical Software (07-030, 07-031) and TEG Platelet Mapping Assay – PlateletMapping ADP & AA (07-014), PlateletMapping ADP (07-015), PlateletMapping AA (07-016). Issue occurs when Platelet Mapping Assay results from a TEG 5000 analyzer are viewed using...
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The Markup, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates how powerful institutions are using technology to change our society, reports that Facebook has been collecting patients’ sensitive health information—including details about their medical conditions, prescriptions, and doctor’s appointments—and sending it to Facebook.  They found that 33 of Newsweek’s top 100 hospitals in America contained a tracker, called the...
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FDA will host a webinar to discuss Cybersecurity quality system considerations on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. EDT.  The webinar will focus on the latest and current Cybersecurity Premarket Submissions draft guidance released in April 2022.  This draft guidance replaces the 2018 draft version and is intended to further emphasize the...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 6/6/2022 Class II PRODUCT Sensis, Programmable Diagnostic Computer, Model Nos. 6623974 6634633 6634658 6648153 6648161 10140973 10764561 10765502 10910620 Recall Number: Z-1243-2022 REASON Siemens has become aware of three potential software issues with AXIOM Sensis or Sensis/ Sensis Lite systems. This may lead to a...
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Company: Bio-Rad Labratories, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 5/28/2022 Class II PRODUCT Sickle Cell Program Resin CD-ROM Recall Number: Z-1208-2022 REASON The problem is with the Bio-Rad VARIANT nbs Sickle Cell Program Resin Update CD-ROM software; Model Number: 250-3020, included in VARIANT nbs Sickle Cell Progam Reorder Pack #250-3000. This CD-ROM software included in specific...
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Company: bioMerieux, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 5/25/2022 Class II PRODUCT VITEK 2 automated system. Recall Number: V-0141-2022 REASON Software issue where results sent to the LIS via HL7 format for antibiotic screen tests and synergy tests to not include the user-corrected or AES-corrected interpretation. This can potentially lead to incorrect final screen/synergy test results...
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Company: Daavlin Distributing Company Date of Enforcement Report: 5/18/2022 Class II PRODUCT 1 Series CX phototherapy units equipped with Daavlin’s ClearLink Control System software versions v3.03h and 3.04v. Models: 1 Ser CX 305-4 120-240V 50/60Hz, item # 06OS0004CX6 1 Ser CX 311-4 120-240V 50/60Hz CE, item # 807OS0004CX5 1 Ser CX 311-4 120-240V 50/60Hz, item...
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Company: PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS NEDERLAND B.V. Date of Enforcement Report: 5/11/2022 Class II PRODUCT Azurion systems with software release R1.x Recall Number: Z-0886-2022 REASON In the Azurion system, the user can add a new study to a patient by selecting the option Add Study . The Add Study dialogue box is then displayed where the...
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Company: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 5/11/2022 Class II PRODUCT VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution Base Product No.: 451570100 Recall Number: Z-1029-2022 REASON System software v1.5.1 has a system software issue related to the Daylight Savings Time (DST) change that can cause a system error, requiring the user to restart the system and potentially cause...
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Company: Becton Dickinson & Co. Date of Enforcement Report: 5/11/2022 Class II PRODUCT BD Synapsys Microbiology Informatics Solution, Catalog Number 444150, Software Version 4.10 Recall Number: Z-1018-2022 REASON When updating BD Kiestra customers to BD Synapsys version 4.10, the custom antibiotic codes set by the customer are overwritten with the BD default antibiotic codes. RECALLING...
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Company: Medtronic Neuromodulation Date of Enforcement Report: 5/4/2022 Class II PRODUCT MEDTRONIC INTERSTIM THERAPY SYSTEM FOR URINARY CONTROL, which includes the following: a) Handset with Communicator, Model Numbers: 1) TH90Q01, 2) TH90QFA, 3) TH90PFA, 4) TH90GFA, 5) TG90G01; b) InterStim X Clinician Therapy Application Software, Model Number A51300; and c) InterStim x “My Therapy” Patient...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 4/27/2022 Class II PRODUCT SIEMENS SOMATOM with software syngo CT VA30A_SP4 Models: SOMATOM go.Now 11061610 & 11061618 SOMATOM go.Up 11061620 & 11061628 SOMATOM go.All 11061630 & 11061638 SOMATOM go.Top 11061640 & 11061648 SOMATOM go.Sim 11061660 & 11061668 SOMATOM go.Open Pro 11061670 & 11061678 SOMATOM X.cite...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 4/27/2022 Class II PRODUCT Artis icono biplane- in combination with a Siemens Healthineers table or Trumpf/MAQUET table (OEM). Intended use single and biplane diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures. Model: 11327600 Recall Number: Z-0985-2022 REASON Five potential software issues affecting Artis pheno and Artis icono systems...
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