Recall – Telemetry system cyber-security vulnerabilities identified

Company: GE Healthcare, LLC
Date of Enforcement Report: 1/1/2020
Class II

PRODUCT

ApexPro Telemetry System – Product Usage: The ApexPro Telemetry System is intended for use under the direct supervision of a licensed healthcare practitioner. The system is designed to acquire and monitor physiological data for ambulating patients within a defined coverage area. The system processes this physiological data to detect various ECG arrhythmia events and select physiological parameter limit violations. The ApexPro Telemetry System is intended to be installed in the hospital or clinical environment in order to provide clinicians with patient physiological data, while allowing for patient mobility. These systems are typically deployed in sub acute care areas in hospitals or clinical sites where patient mobility can enhance the effectiveness of the medical procedures administered.

  • Recall Number: Z-0725-2020

REASON

When connected to the Mission Critical (MC) and /or Information Exchange (IX) networks, certain versions of the CARESCAPE Telemetry Server, ApexPro Telemetry Server, CARESCAPE Central Station (CSCS) version 1 and Central Information Center (CIC) systems were identified to have vulnerabilities to a cyber-attack.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

GE Healthcare, LLC on 11/12/2019. Voluntary:  Firm Initiated recall is ongoing.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

11347 devices

DISTRIBUTION

Nationwide and International

What’s New

FDA:  Exemptions, Variances, and Alternate Forms of Adverse Event Reporting for Medical Devices

Manufacturers, importers, and user facilities can request an exemption or variance from any or all of the medical device reporting requirements in 21 CFR Part 803.  Read more:  https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/medical-device-reporting-mdr-how-report-medical-device-problems/exemptions-variances-and-alternate-forms-adverse-event-reporting-medical-devices

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