Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Mevatron KD2

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 Siemens Medical Solutions USA, 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
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
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  • 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
    Linear Accelerator - Product Code IYE
  • Causa
    Radiation leak: when used with field sizes of 5cm x 5cm or smaller, product may leak radiation at a distance of 2 cm from the side of the applicator body up to 13%, in excess of iec standards.
  • Acción
    Siemens sent a Customer Safety Advisory Notice dated 12/12/2007 to DEVA customers. The letter stated that Siemens would temporarily disable energies 5MeV and below for all customers that decide to continue using the DEVA, resulting in the temporary unavailability of energies 5MeV and below for all available. Customers wishing not to have these energies blocked must return their DEVA and they would be contacted by a local Siemens rep to schedule a service appointment. The letter stated that as a preventative measure that those customers should refrain from using the DEVA with any combination of energies 5MeV and below with field sizes smaller than 6cm x 6cm. The firm suggested using the fixed field electron applicators and cutouts with these energies and field sizes. Siemens will release a new control console software in 2008 for free-of-charge, that will limit the use of the DEVA to energies 6MeV and above, while allowing the use of lower energies using the fixed field electron applicatiors.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Serial numbers:1938 and 2074
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution: USA, Canada, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, P.R. China, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.
  • Descripción del producto
    Siemens Medical Solutions, Mevatron KD-2 Digital Linear Accelerator, part number 8515520 equipped with a Digital Electron Variable Applicator (DEVA, Part Number 8485971) with available energy of 6 MeV. || Medical charged-particle radiation therapy system.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc, 4040 Nelson Ave, Concord CA 94520-1200
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