Recall of ADVIA 1650 System Software: 1) V4.01, 2) V3.52

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.

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 Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Electrode, ion specific, sodium - Product Code JGS
  • Reason
    Siemens healthcare diagnostics issued a urgent medical device correction due to ration parameters flagging behavior for all software versions utilized on advia 1200, 1650, 1800 or 2400 chemistry systems.
  • Action
    On September 3, 2013, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics issued an Urgent Field Safety Notice for the ADVIA 1200, 1650, 1800 and 2400 Chemistry Systems due to a software issue. The software issue has caused the Chemistry Systems to generate reports without error flags. Notices were sent to domestic customers via U.S. and outside the US the distribution is determined at the country level. The customers were instructed to contact Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Technical Solution Center if they have technical questions regarding this issue at 877-229-3711 (prompt 18).


  • Model / Serial
    Product Codes: 1) 10318424, 2) 10285281
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.
  • Product Description
    ADVIA 1650 System Software: 1) V4.01, 2) V3.52. || Performs assays for general and specialty chemistries, methods for specific protein measurement, drugs-of-abuse testing and therapeutic drug monitoring.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, 511 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown NY 10591-5005
  • Source