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Company: Acclarent, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 10/20/2023 Class II PRODUCT TruDi Navigation System, Model: FG-2000-00, Catalog: ENS022B, when used with TruDi Curette, Models: TDC0005Z and TDC0005 Recall Number: Z-0127-2024 REASON: When using affected curette and software, there is a discrepancy between the actual curette tip location and the location displayed on navigation systems intended...
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Company: EITAN MEDICAL LTD Date of Enforcement Report: 10/19/2023 Class I PRODUCT Sapphire Infusion Pumps, Models: Multi-Therapy (REF 15031-000-0028), Epidural (REF 15032-000-0027) and SapphirePlus (REF 15038-000-0001) Recall Number: Z-0094-2024 REASON: Infusion Pumps with affected software revision may fail to detect air in line, which may lead to air embolism. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER: EITAN MEDICAL LTD VOLUME...
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Company: OLEA MEDICAL Date of Enforcement Report: 10/18/2023 Class II PRODUCT Functional MR V1.0 Recall Number: Z-0122-2024 REASON: When exporting regions of interest in DICOM SEGMENTATION format, when simultaneously exporting multiple volumes of interest, a functional magnetic resonance software bug may cause file contents and associated series descriptions to not match, which could lead to...
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Company: Blue Belt Technologies, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 10/05/2023 Class II PRODUCT Real Intelligence CORI RI.KNEE v2.0 TKA (Total Knee Arthroplasty) software version 2.0 ( Product Number: ROB10299 Recall Number: Z-0041-2024 REASON: CORI software was missing a planning stage that appears in cases of significant knee deformation (outside of the range of 3 degrees...
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Company: Philips North America Llc Date of Enforcement Report: 09/29/2023 Class II PRODUCT EarlyVue VS30 Vitals Monitor, utilizing E01 (Oridion Microstream sidestream etCO2) and R21 (Masimo Rainbow RRa) simultaneously, Product Code 863380 Recall Number: Z-2654-2023 REASON: A software issue prevents the monitor from alarming when the high/low acoustic respiration rate (RRa) limits are violated. RECALLING...
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Company: Philips Healthcare Date of Enforcement Report: 09/29/2023 Class II PRODUCT Incisive CT, software version 5.0 Recall Number: Z-2520-2023 REASON: Philips has identified three software issues with compliance concerns to Subchapter J: Issue 1: Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) scan may not be triggered at the optimal time. Issue 2: Use of aborted surview for...
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Company: Medtronic Neuromodulation Date of Enforcement Report: 09/29/2023 Class II PRODUCT Restore Clinician Programmer Application Software, model number A71100, used with the Restore Neurostimulators. Recall Number: Z-2657-2023 REASON: The original version of the A71100 Restore Clinician Programmer Application has been identified to have a compatibility issue with some legacy clinician programmer software resulting in the...
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Company: CareFusion 303, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 09/28/2023 Class II PRODUCT BD Pyxis MedBank MedPass Software, REF: 139088-01 Recall Number: Z-2646-2023 REASON: After dispensing a timed dose medication for a patient, the automated dispensing cabinet software may continue to show the already dispensed medication dose is still available for dispense, which could lead to...
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Company: Exocad GmbH Date of Enforcement Report:9/25/2023 Class II PRODUCT exoplan version 3.1 Rijeka Software -A medical software, intended to support the pre-operative planning of dental implants using the visualization of the implant placement within images of the patents anatomy. Recall Number: Z-2633-2023 REASON: A software library filtering error has been discovered which occurs when...
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By Ron Baerg and Mike Russell “You can pay me now, or you can pay me later” was the punch line of a memorable TV commercial by the FRAM® company about their oil filters around 50 years ago. The “me”: a car mechanic. Their point: paying (a little) now to replace your oil filter regularly...
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