Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall GEMINI PET/CT diagnostic imaging 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 Medical Systems (Cleveland) 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.

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
  • País del evento
  • Fecha de finalización 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
    Emission computed tomography system - Product Code JAK
  • Causa
    Upper patient pallet component of the recalling firm's gemini pet/ct system may be thinner than normally required which may reduce the product's load bearing capacity, resulting in cracking under less than the designed full-load weight.
  • Acción
    The firm notified customers with an "URGENT - Field Safety Notice" which was sent to the user/customers via FedEx on 1/26/2009. The letter informs customers of this potential safety hazard; the actions to be taken by the user/customer in order to mitigate risk to patients while undergoing scans; and the actions planned by Philips Medical's Service Engineers in order to correct the problem. The notification refers the user/customers to the applicable sections of their Systems Operations and Systems Information Manuals for a review on procedures for safely loading; unloading; and monitoring patients before, during, and after scanning studies. The notice goes on to inform the customers that replacement parts for the upper patient pallet(s) are on order and that a Philips Healthcare Field Service Engineer will be visiting each customer site within two (2) months in order to replace each affected pallet. Lastly, the notification provides a toll-free telephone number and instructions which the customer can use to contact a local Philips representative if additional information, or assistance is required. The firm's Customer Care Center contact is 1-800-722-9377, option 5: Diagnostic Imaging, option 5: Radiation Therapy, option 3: Oncology.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Catalog Numbers: 882470, 882471, and 882473; Model Numbers: 4535 679 83931 , 4525 679 94741, and 4535 674 41711; and Serial Numbers: 7096, 7139, 7144, 7145, 7146, 7148, 7149, 7150, and 7151.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    The recalled products were distributed to customers in the following states within the U. S.: OH, GA, MI, and CA and to customers overseas in: Germany, France Japan, and South Korea.
  • Descripción del producto
    GEMINI PET/CT Systems Upper Patient Pallet for the GEMINI TF, 16, 64, and 16 Base Slice configurations, Model Numbers: 4535 679 83931, 4535 679 94741, and 4535-674 41711, 510(k) #K052640
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc, 595 Miner Road, Cleveland OH 44143-2131
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