FDA Recall: Software Error May Lead to Misidentification and Incorrect Diagnosis

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc
Date of Enforcement Report: 6/26/2024
Class II

PRODUCT

Software version 5.3 in: RAPIDPoint 500e Blood Gas System (USA) Siemens Material Number: 11416751 RAPIDPoint 500e Blood Gas System (China) 11416752; RAPIDPoint 500e Blood Gas System (Japan) 11416754; RAPIDPoint 500e Blood Gas System (ROW) 11416755

Recall Number:

Z-2214-2024

REASON:

Siemens Healthineers has identified an issue with the RAPIDPoint500e system software version 5.3. This issue affects how the sample source is identified at the LIS when using the capillary mode. With this software version, samples run in the capillary mode are incorrectly labeled as arterial when displayed on the LIS, leading to the potential for results to be flagged according to an established arterial range. Capillary sample results are correctly identified as capillary on both the RAPIDPoint 500e system display and the instrument printouts. The issue only affects the new software version 5.3 and only capillary sample mode is impacted. The inability to distinguish specimen sources for blood gas may lead to incorrect diagnoses and management decisions.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER:

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE:

9 units US

DISTRIBUTION:

Worldwide – US Nationwide distribution in the states of FL, GA, LA, MI, NC and the countries of Chile, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom.

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