Recall of Device Recall ACUSON X300

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc..

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
    Ultrasonic Pulsed Echo Imaging System - Product Code IYO
  • Reason
    Mistreatment risk-- when a user defined formula is used to calculate a value in a vascular exam, data is switched laterally when it is internally transferred and displayed on the summary report within the system.
  • Action
    A field correction was initiated and a Customer Safety Advisory Notification was sent out on 7/29/09. The letter identified the affected product and stated that there was a potential for user defined calculations to be incorrect within the vascular package when using the listed software versions of the product. The letter also discussed the steps that customers could take to avoid the potential risk of the issue. A mandatory update software was developed and will be installed free of charge. Customers should have been contacted to schedule a time for the installation. Questions were to be directed to the local service support person.


  • Model / Serial
    Systems with software versions 3.0.00 and 3.0.02.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- Austria, Brazil, China, Columbia, Germany, Denmark, Egypt, Great Britain, Honduras, Ireland, India, Italy Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Taiwan, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, and South Africa.
  • Product Description
    Siemens ACUSON X300 Systems with software versions 3.0.00 and 3.0.02, model numbers 10348531, 10348532 and 10348533, manufactured by Siemens Medical Solutions, Mountain View, CA. || Intended for General Radiology, Fetal, Abdominal, Intraoperative, Pediatric, Small Parts, Neonatal/Adult Cephalic, Cardiac, Transesophageal, Pelvic, Transcranial, OB/GYN, Urology, Vascular, Musculoskeletal, Superficial Musculoskeletal, and Peripheral Vascular applications.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., 1230 Shorebird Way, P.O. Box 7393, Mountain View CA 94043
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source