Recall of Device Recall Siemens ARTISTE and ONCOR linear accelerator

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
    Accelerator, linear, medical - Product Code IYE
  • Reason
    Reports of gantry rotation without receiving a movement command caused by an overload within the drive signal power line.
  • Action
    Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. sent a Customer Information letter dated November 9, 2011, by federal express. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. The HW Update included information regarding the potential problem and provide instructions in the Safety update. Further questions call (925) 602-8157.


  • Model / Serial
    Artiste MV system, part number 8139789 ONCOR Impression PLUS, part number 5857912
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-- USA ( nationwide ) including the states of : MO, NC, OH, and OK and the countries of Turkey, Japan, Germany and Portugal
  • Product Description
    ARTISTE and ONCOR linear accelerators with G31 mother board. || ARTISTE and ONCOR are manufactured by Siemens Medical Solutions, Roentgenstrasse 19-21, Kemnath, Germany. || ARTISTE, ONCOR and PRIMUS family of linear accelerators deliver X-ray photon and electron radiation for therapeutic treatment of cancer.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc, 4040 Nelson Ave, Concord CA 94520-1200
  • Source