Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Allura Xper Philips Xray Systems

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por Philips Electronics North America Corporation.

¿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 2
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
    Open, Classified
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    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.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Interventional fluoroscopic x-ray system - Product Code OWB
  • Causa
    There is an increase in the failure rate of certain anode drive units (adu5) used in these products. early life failure of the adus only occurs when the hospital mains provide 480v to the system. this current voltage may lead to saturation and overheating of the coils that protect the igbts (insulated-gate bipolar transistor) of the adu. the overheating may also generate a peculiar burning smell that may be noticed. in some instances this burning smell may be noticed before the adu fails. when the adu fails the x-ray performance of the system is reduced to emergency fluoroscopy. exposure will not be possible and image quality is reduced.
  • Acción
    Customer Notification letter dated August 2017 were sent to affected customers. The letter identified affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The customer is requested to place this Field Safety Notice with the documentation of the system until this correction has been implemented. For questions contact your local Philips representative.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Allura Xper systems - Model #'s 722026, 722027, 722028, 722029, 722033, 722034, 722035, 722036, 722038, 722039, 722058, 722059, 722063, 722064, 722065, 722066, 722078, 722079, (added as of 6/25/2018) 1120
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide; foreign distribution to Brazil, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Mexico, and (updated 6/25/18) Saudi Arabia.
  • Descripción del producto
    Allura Xper systems with Certeray X-ray Generator located in regions with high mains (480V) voltage. || Product Usage: || The Allura Xper series is intended for use on human patients to perform: Vascular, cardiovascular and neurovascular imaging applications, including diagnostic, interventional and minimally invasive procedures. This includes, e.g., peripheral, cerebral, thoracic and abdominal angiography, as well as PTAs, stent placements, embolisations and thrombolysis. Cardiac imaging applications including diagnostics, interventional and minimally invasive procedures (such as PTCA, stent placing, atherectomies), pacemaker implanatations, and electrophysiology (EP). Non-vascular interventions such as drainages, biopsies and vertebroplasties procedures.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Philips Electronics North America Corporation, 3000 Minuteman Rd, Andover MA 01810-1032
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Source