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Type of Product Medical Device
TGA Recall Reference RC-2014-RN-00544-1
Product Name/Description Wireless Footswitch used in conjunction with AXIOM Artis, Artis Zee and Artis Q Systems

Charging stations (catalogue no. 04787763) with serial numbers <10,000 are affected

ARTG Number: 145549
Recall Action Level Hospital
Recall Action Classification Class II
Recall Action Commencement Date 20/05/2014
Responsible Entity Siemens Ltd
Reason/Issue If the wireless footswitch gets disconnected from the loading station due to an unintentional pull of the plug connection, the plug can become damaged.As a consequence, this could have the implication that the wireless footswitch can no longer be charged. Safe removal of the plug connection requires the interlocking mechanism to be loosened.
Recall Action Recall for Product Correction
Recall Action Instructions The cabling that is currently being used will be replaced for all affected systems that are installed. The new solution has a coupling device that automatically unlocks upon draw. In addition, Siemens will provide an addendum for the operating manual that describes the appropriate handling required by the user.
Contact Information 1800 310 300 - Siemens Technical Support