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Company: Medtronic Neuromodulation Date of Enforcement Report: 01/06/2023 Class II PRODUCT Devices Recall Number: Z-0911-2023 REASON Software anomalies, CP App messages: “Too Many Device Found”, “Unexpected Device Error Code 1502”, and “System Update Needed, Service Code 303” RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Medtronic Neuromodulation VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 440 units DISTRIBUTION Worldwide distribution
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 12/31/2022 Class II PRODUCT Programmable Diagnostic Computer Recall Number: Z-0775-2023 REASON The firm will be performing a software update to address a software error which affects the listed products. This correction addresses four potential software issues: 1) “PASSWORD STORE CORRUPTED” error message during system boot;...
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Company: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report:12/20/202 Class II PRODUCT 2008T and 2008TBluestar Hemodialysis Machines with CDX-Indicated for acute and chronic dialysis therapy in a healthcare facility Models: (1) 190713 2008T HEMODIALYSIS SYS., with CDX; (2) 190766 2008T HEMODIALYSIS SYSTEM W/BIBAG W/CDX ; (3) 191124 2008T HD SYS. CDX BLUESTAR; (4) 191126...
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Company: Abbott Molecular, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 11/18/2022 Class II PRODUCT Alinity m System, REF 08N53-002, For In Vitro Diagnostic Use Recall Number: Z-0268-2023 REASON Abbott has identified potential performance issues for the Alinity m System software version 1.6.5: 1) In a unique scenario, the waste chute flapper was found to not open when...
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In September 2022, FDA Updated the Software Guidance Policy for Device Software Functions and Mobile Medical Applications.  Last revised in September 2019, the policy is intended to clarify FDA’s regulatory oversight on software functions, including those used on mobile platforms and general-purpose computing platforms as well as software in the function or control of a...
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On November 15, 2022, I had the pleasure to log in to a “live” FDA CDRH Industry Basics Seminar on Understanding Risk with Medical Devices.  You can view the workshop at this link: https://fda.yorkcast.com/webcast/Play/4aecf454d2d54039a1d5a6a3001d78c31d I did enjoy the materials presented and I do think the presenters Joseph and Tonya did a great job. I would recommend...
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FDA Updates Cybersecurity Playbook for Health Care Organizations The healthcare sector knows how to prepare for and respond to natural disasters. It is less prepared, however, to handle cybersecurity incidents, particularly those involving medical devices.  With healthcare-related cyber incidents growing in size and scope, preparedness before a cyber event takes place with a strong, well-exercised,...
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ISO 14971:2019 Medical Device Risk Management, A Software Organization’s Perspective Public Training Course DATES:  Jan 9-11, 2023 Includes “how to” for application of IEC 62304 for software risk management! COST: 3 Full Days for $2,995 DISCOUNTS: 3 or more students from same company: 10% discount (off full registration) November 2022 Early Registration:  $2,395 Register at...
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Company:Boston Scientific Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 10/31/2022 Class II PRODUCT ARTIS pheno, Interventional fluoroscopic x-ray system, Model No. 10849000 Recall Number: Z-0151-2023 REASON There is an incorrect manufacturing date/timestamp within the software which causes an inaccurate display of battery capacity. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 7 devices...
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FDA releases Guidance on AI requests.  To aid manufacturers and reviewers, this guidance emphasizes the “Least Burdensome Provisions” when responding to deficiencies in a regulatory submission.  Download the final guidance: 2022-guidance-responding-deficencies-least-burdensome As stated by FDA, this guidance is “intended to help FDA staff develop, and industry respond to, a request for additional information needed to make a...
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A course dedicated to “SaMD Risk Management Training?” Yes and much more! More discussion on Risk Management Training between our General Manager, Brian Pate, and our Partner, Dr. Peter Rech, regarding our January 2023 public training course on the application of ISO 14971 and IEC 62304 to system risk analysis and software risk analysis.  Our...
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Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 10/21/2022 Class II PRODUCT ARTIS pheno, Interventional fluoroscopic x-ray system, Model No. 10849000 Recall Number: Z-0119-2023 REASON Siemens has become aware of three potential software issues with ARTIS pheno systems with software version VE10B. This may lead to a hazardous situation for patients if treatment...
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(October 11, 2022. Elise Reuter. MedTechDive) The FDA issued updated recommendations for Industry and FDA staff. This guide includes CDS software functions to better understand what meets the definition of device. This welcomed clarity brings to light predictive tools that are now meet the criteria for device. Now, experts are weighing in on what predictive...
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Since October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the US FDA released a new video to provide ideas and approaches for Healthcare Professionals (HCP) discuss and explain to patients, the concepts and methods for cybersecurity with regard to  interconnected medical devices.   The video titled, “xx,” is designed to promote, and perhaps facilitate, communication  between HCPs and patients....
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(October 6, 2022. Health IT Security) The FDA has issued a user fee re-authorization bill but due to fast approaching deadlines among other constricting legislative factors, the House bill has left out medical device security leaving some experts weary of it’s consequences. https://healthitsecurity.com/features/experts-weigh-in-on-medical-device-security-exit-from-fda-user-fee-bill
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I recently spoke with Dr. Peter Rech about the 2019 update to ISO 14971 as he and I prepare for our upcoming public training course on January 9-11, 2023, in Tampa, Florida USA.  Registration information can be found at this post: 14971 Risk Management Training Course If you would like more information on applying IEC 62304...
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Company: Fresenius Kabi USA, LLC Date of Enforcement Report: 10/6/2022 Class I PRODUCT Ivenix Infusion System (IIS), LVP Software; LVP-SW-0004 version 5.2.0 Recall Number: Z-0002-2023 REASON The display screen may become frozen and unresponsive to user input, triggering an alarm that is evidenced by a buzzer sound and flashing red LEDs as a secondary notification....
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(September 29, 2022. Jim Hammerand) FDA and VA Ventures Innovation Institute will begin a five year partnership beginning with a focal point on interoperable systems before applying their combined strength to telehealth and artificial intelligence among others. The two agencies aim to provide the most advanced health tech faster than ever before. FDA and VA...
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In September 2022, the FDA Software Precertification Pilot Ends, or has officially “completed” the Software Precertification (Pre-Cert) Pilot Program.  See: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/digital-health-center-excellence/digital-health-software-precertification-pre-cert-pilot-program?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery The pilot explored innovative approaches to regulatory oversight of medical device software developed by organizations that have demonstrated a robust culture of quality and organizational excellence and who are committed to monitoring real-world performance of...
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Company: Micro-X Ltd. Date of Enforcement Report: 9/23/2022 ClassII PRODUCT MICRO-X ROVER MOBILE X-RAY SYSTEM, MXU-RV19 Recall Number: Z-1786-2022 REASON Software calibration error with product equip with a Dose Area Product (DAP) meter. This results in the product displaying the incorrect DAP meter values which may impede radiation exposure management decisions RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Micro-X Ltd....
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Company: Cardiac Assist, Inc Date of Enforcement Report: 9/23/2022 Class I PRODUCT Devices Recall Number: Z-1763-2022 REASON Critical Failure of the LifeSPARC controller when the software freezes or crashes and the screen does not display data. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Cardiac Assist, Inc VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE 723 units (484 currently in field) DISTRIBUTION US Nationwide...
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Company: Zap Surgical Systems Date of Enforcement Report: 9/14/2022 Class II PRODUCT ZAP-X Radiosurgery System Recall Number: Z-1742-2022 REASON Software issue identified in cases of initial patient setup with large (greater-than-or-equal-to 1.5 degrees) rotational deviations, between digitally reconstructed radiographs, and pre-delivery X-ray images. In these cases the transitional alignment algorithm may incorrectly calculate the new...
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FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Computer Software Assurance for Production and Quality System Software The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the new draft guidance: Computer Software Assurance for Production and Quality System Software. Download here: 2022-Guidance-Computer-Software-Assurance This new FDA draft guidance provides recommendations on risk-based assurance activities for computers and automated data processing systems that are...
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Company: Boston Scientific Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 9/1/2022 Class II PRODUCT The Programmer/Recorder/Monitor (PRM) is intended to be used as part of the ZOOM LATITUDE Programming System to communicate with Boston Scientific implantable pulse generators. The software in use controls all communication functions for the pulse generator. Recall Number: Z-1669-2022 REASON There is potential...
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Company: Oculus Optikgeraete GMBH Date of Enforcement Report: 9/1/2022 Class II PRODUCT Pentacam AXL Wave REF 70020. Used to image the anterior segment of the eye. Recall Number: Z-1672-2022 REASON Due to a software issue, IOL calculator printout often does not accurately reflect the alignment axis and incision position when planning toric IOLs RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER...
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Company: Boston Scientific Corporation Date of Enforcement Report: 9/1/2022 Class II PRODUCT Programmer/Recorder/Monitor (PRM) Recall Number: Z-1669-2022 REASON There is potential for unanticipated software anomalies to occur when using the Model 2868 Application loaded on the 3120 ZOOM LATITUTDE programmer when communicating with certain Boston Scientific transvenous defibrillators. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER Boston Scientific Corporation VOLUME OF...
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Company: Aggredyne, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 8/26/2022 Class II PRODUCT AggreGuide A-100 Instrument Recall Number: Z-1639-2022 REASON The firm identified a software design issue where the improper shut down of the instrument resulted in speeds.csv file contents of the software version 5.1 being erased. Due to this issue, the target RPM for the assay...
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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: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 8/11/2022 Class II PRODUCT cobas e801 Immunoassay Analyzer Recall Number: Z-1515-2022 REASON Software issue resulting in signals and sample test results of Pre-Wash tests being impacted. The following assays are considered impacted by the issue: Anti-HAV2, Anti-HBc IgM, IGF-1, Myogloin, Rubella IgG, and Toxo IgG. RECALLING...
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Company: Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc. Date of Enforcement Report: 8/11/2022 CLASS: II PRODUCT Xhibit Telemetry Receiver, Model: 96280 Recall Number: Z-1513-2022 REASON Software related alarm escalation defect occurs after approximately 25 days of continuous use. Technical alarm escalation for the following alarms, signal loss, all leads off, low battery, SpO2 sensor off, and signal interference, does...
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Company: St. Jude Medical, Cardiac Rhythm Management Division Date of Enforcement Report: 8/2/2022 Class II PRODUCT Merlin PCS 3650 programmer Model 3330 software Recall Number: Z-1495-2022 REASON There is a potential for programmer software (Merlin PCS) and remote monitoring software application (Merlin.net) to display overestimated predicted battery longevity for certain pacemakers. RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER St. Jude...
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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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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 Company Date of Enforcement Report: 7/22/2022 Class I PRODUCT ABACUS TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) Calculation software, Product codes: 8300-0167 (Abacus V3.1 CE), 8300-0168 (Abacus V3.1 SE), 8300-0169 (Abacus V3.1 ME), 8300-0191 (Abacus V3.2 CE), 8300-0192 (Abacus V3.2 SE), 8300-0193 (Abacus V3.2 ME), 8300-3391 (Abacus V3.3 CE), 8300-3392 (Abacus V3.3 SE), and 8300-3393...
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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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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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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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Trying to understand Software Design Verification … A QA’s takeaway on reading the General Principles of Software Validation for the first time. FDA gives guidance in the General Principles of Software Validation guidance document, but in general: Testing at different levels: units, integrated units, software complete Testing types: negative, combinatorial, fault injection, risk controls challenge, boundary, corner cases, stress,...
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FDA has released a new draft of Premarket Cybersecurity in Medical Devices:  Quality System Considerations and Content of Premarket Submissions.  Per the scope, this 2022 FDA Premarket Cybersecurity Guidance “is applicable to devices that contain software (including firmware) or programmable logic, as well as software as a medical device (SaMD). The guidance is not limited to devices...
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FDA recently posted the following cybersecurity alert: On Tuesday, December 21, 2021, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a vulnerability medical advisory ICSMA-21-355-01 on the Fresenius Kabi Agilia Connect Infusion System. Successful remote exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to gain access to sensitive information, modify settings, or perform arbitrary actions as an...
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When developing medical devices, a manufacturer may have difficulty knowing when (or what) the transition from research phase activities to design controls has begun.  Often this is due to the nature of research itself - one is exploring a concept or design approach that may or may not pan out in the end.  The US...
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The US FDA announced on December 21, 2021, a cybersecurity alert for the Fresenius Kabi Agilia Connect Infusion System.  The announcement referenced a Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) publication of a vulnerability disclosure ICSMA-21-355-01 on the Fresenius Kabi Agilia Connect Infusion System. Successful remote exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to gain...
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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the draft guidance: Content of Premarket Submissions for Device Software Functions. The draft guidance is intended to reflect FDA’s most current thinking on the recommended documentation sponsors should include in premarket submissions for FDA’s evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of device software functions, including both...
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Public Course – Jan 9-11, 2023 – Risk Management (in-person)

Our newly updated ISO 14971:2019 Medical Device Risk Management, A Software Organization’s Perspective public training course is now open for registration!

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  • Coverage of ISO 14971:2019, IEC 62304; amd1, and IEC/TR 80002-1.
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  • Why FMEA is incomplete for medical device risk management.
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