Recall – Ultrasonic pulsed doppler imaging system focus point error

Company: Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc
Date of Enforcement Report: 3/31/2021
Class II


Ultrasonic pulsed doppler imaging system – Product Usage: intended for use by trained personnel (doctor, Sonographer, etc.) for the diagnostic ultrasound evaluation of Fetal, Abdominal, Intra-operative (Spec.), Intraoperative (Neuro.), Laparoscopic, Pediatric, Small Organ (Spec.), Neonatal Cephalic, Adult Cephalic, Trans-rectal, Trans-vaginal, Trans-esoph. (non-Card.), Musculo-skel. (Convent.), Musculo-skel. (Superfic.), Wound (Cavernous/Non-Cavernous), Gynecology, Cardiac Adult, Cardiac Pediatric, Trans-esophageal (card.), Peripheral vessel, Endoscopy clinical applications.

Recall Number: Z-1282-2021


Arietta 850 software version 4.0.0., 4.0.1, and 4.0.2 has an error in the focus point and transducer aperture settings in the SWE function. When the affected software with SWE function is used in conjunction with the C252 probe, this error can result in out of specification MI/TI acoustic output. The MI/TI acoustic output is higher than regulatory limits.


Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc on 3/1/2021. Voluntary:  Firm Initiated recall is ongoing.




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