Recall of Siemens Rapidpoint 400 Test System

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics 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
    electrode measurement, blood-gases (pco2, po2) and blood ph - Product Code CHL
  • Reason
    Software: reference sensor failure may result in inaccurate ph reuslts.
  • Action
    An "Urgent Field Safety Notice" dated September 2009 was sent via overnight mail to customers and included software Version 3.5.2 with instructions for install that will detect and prevent the reporting of potentially errant test results. The customers are requested to please install the included software update immediately and return the attached Fax back form. Siemens will provide the mandatory update to all customers with the Rapidpoint 400 /405 test system. If you have any questions, please contact your local Technical Support at 508-359-3877.


  • Model / Serial
    Software Versions prior to 3.5.1
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA and Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia Herzeg, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Holy See (Vatican City State) Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, M¿xico, New Zealand Not assigned P.R. China, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Refurb.Systems U.S.A Republic Korea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, U.A.E., United Kingdom
  • Product Description
    RapidPoint¿ 400 Analyzers for Blood Gas, Electrolytes and metabolites || Software Versions prior to 3.5.1. || The Siemens 400 series system is intended for point of care and laboratory testing of blood gases, electrolytes and metabolites in arterial, venous and capillary whole blood samples.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc, 2 Edgewater Dr, Norwood MA 02062-4637
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source