Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de GE Healthcare LightSpeed CT scanners & Discovery PET CT scanners with replacement MDAS 16 5V Power Supply (part number 2334455)

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por GE Healthcare Australia Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class II
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Ge healthcare has become aware that the service procedure used to replace a power supply on the rotating side of the gantry specified the incorrect torque for the mounting hardware. because of this error, the three mounting bolts securing the power supply could have been over-torqued when the component was replaced on your system. plastic deformation of the bolts from over-torqueing could worsen over time and eventually fail. however, all 3 bolts holding the power supply would have to fail for the part to fall. in the unlikely event that the component becomes loose on the ct gantry during operation, it could result in serious bodily injury if the component were to be expelled. there have been no incidents or injuries reported as a result of this procedure error.
  • Acción
    GE Healthcare will correct all affected products at no cost to users. This action has been closed-out on 15/08/2016.


  • Modelo / Serial
    GE Healthcare LightSpeed CT scanners & Discovery PET CT scanners with replacement MDAS 16 5V Power Supply (part number 2334455) Affected Product: The following CT Scanners, manufactured from 2003 – 2006:· LightSpeed Ultra (8-slice MDAS)· LightSpeed Plus (4-slice MDAS)· LightSpeed QX/i (4-slice MDAS)· LightSpeed 16 (MDAS Only)The following PET CT Scanners, manufactured from 2003 – 2005:· Discovery ST· Discovery LS ARTG Numbers: 96044 and 156649
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