Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Altaire MRI System

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 Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc.

¿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
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • Número del evento
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  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
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  • 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
    System, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Product Code LNH
  • Causa
    The firm's altaire mr scanner's emergency rundown switch unit (erdu), that is used to shut down the device in an emergency, was found to be defective. an erdu failure could delay or prevent patient access leading to possible patient death or serious injury.
  • Acción
    The firm issue a DEVICE CORRECTION letter to their customers on 2/11/2008. The letter informs the customers of the Emergency Rundown Switch Unit (ERDU) defect and provides a warning which lists instructions for the safe use of the ERDU Unit. The letter informs the customer(s) that their local Hitachi Field Service Engineer (FSE) will be scheduling a visit to test the ERDU in order to verify its state of operation. The letter also states that This test requires specific tools in order to verify the operation without actually quenching the magnet and that Hitachi will begin the test ING in March, 2008 and will continue the program until all installed ERDU units are verified. Should an emergency arise requiring you to activate the ERDU, verify the Emergency Run Down light illuminates and that the magnet does quench (a very loud noise will be audible) before entering the scan room without screening personnel and equipment. Notify the Hitachi Customer Service Department at (800) 800-4925 immediately should you initiate an Emergency Run Down.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Units were distributed nationwide from 05/23/2001 to 12/07/2007. If you have questions concerning this action, contact Douglas J. Thistlethwaite at (800) 800-3106 x3720.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    The recalled device units were distributed to customers located in the following states nationwide: CA, OH, IL, NJ, NY, FL, TX, NE, AR, MD, OR, MN, NV, MS, OK, IN, TN, MO, SC, VA, HI, LA, NC, NM, WY, WA, AL, PA, UT, WA, and KY
  • Descripción del producto
    Altaire MRI System Emergency Rundown Switch Unit (ERDU) is intended to provide the physician with physiological and clinical information obtained non-invasive and without the use of ionizing radiation.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Hitachi Medical Systems America Inc, 1959 Summit Commerce Park, Twinsburg OH 44087-2371
  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
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