Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Philips EPIQ 5 Ultrasound System without pediatic cardiology option

Según New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en New Zealand que fue producido por Philips Ultrasound.

¿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.

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  • Tipo de evento
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  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Data from New Zealand is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, 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 New Zealand.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Recalling Organisation: Philips New Zealand Commercial Limited, Level 3, 123 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, AUCKLAND 1023
  • Causa
    When epiq 5 ultrasound system is set up to 'metric' and weight and/or height is entered, a unit conversion error may result in the incorrect calculation of the patient's body surface area (bsa)., when using both height and weight to calculate the bsa, which is the usual practice for patients above the age of 2 years, the result may be too high by a factor of about 10, an error that would be readily identified by the user.
  • Acción
    Software to be upgraded


  • Modelo / Serial
    Model: EPIQ 5, Affected: , Software version: 1.3.2 or lower without Pediatric Cardiology option
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  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
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