Recall of Siemens Artis Q, Q.zen, zeego, zee systems

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Siemens Healthcare GmbH.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from New Zealand is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, 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 New Zealand.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Recalling Organisation: Siemens Healthcare (NZ) Ltd, Millennium Centre, Part Level 2, Building A, 600 Great South Road, Ellerslie, AUCKLAND 1051
  • Reason
    For artis systems with software version vc21c, vd11, and megalix cat+ x-ray tubes, the semi-automatic focus switch may in cases of a special type of defect in foci small and micro (if present), not work as intended when pressing the footswitch multiple times. this special type of focus defect, that causes the failure of the semi-automated focus switch, becomes more likely as the service life of the x-ray tube increases.
  • Action
    Software to be upgraded


  • Model / Serial
    Model: , Affected: Artis zee with SW versions VC21C, VD11 and Megalix Cat+ X-ray tubes - Lot numbers 10280959, 10094139, 10094141, 10094135, 10094137
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source