Safety Alert for Ultrasound system

According to National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), this safety alert involved a device in Colombia that was produced by Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc. || Esaote S.P.A. || Siemens Ltd. Seoul.

What is this?

Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert
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  • Date
  • Event Country
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Colombian data is current through June 2019. All of the data comes from the National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Colombia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    The manufacturer has detected a problem of alignment of the front panel bevel, the plastic cover around the ports of the transducer prevents connecting the transducer to the corresponding port, resulting in the blockage of the system, which could lead to potential delays in attention from the patients.


  • Model / Serial
    ACUSON SC2000
  • Product Description
    Ultrasound system for applications of: abdomen, intraoperative, obstetrics and gynecology, pelvis, breast, orthopedics, urology, small parts, transcranial, musculoskeletal, vascular, peripheral vascular, cardiology, intracardiac and transesophagy for neonatal, pediatric and adult patients.
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