Recall of Endoscan Brush Purple

According to Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, this recall involved a device in Australia that was produced by Thermo Fisher Scientific Australia Pty Ltd.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class III
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, 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 Australia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    Siemens is advising of a potential issue with artis pheno systems. during manual rotation of the c-arm at maximum speed, the system's safety stop mechanism may be activated. as a result, the c-arm of artis pheno stops the rotation and can drop up to 40 mm (1.6 "). this can happen during an ongoing procedure. if this problem occurs, the system performs a safety stop. the system can then be operated normally again. under certain circumstances, the cover of the detector or collimator can touch and possibly injure the patient due to the drop caused by this safety stop.
  • Action
    Thermo Fisher are advising users to inspect stock and quarantine all unused units from lot 20180120. Thermo Fisher will arrange recovery and replacement of impacted stock. Correctly labelled product will be available in the next 3-4 weeks.


  • Model / Serial
    Endoscan Brush PurpleCatalogue Number: PMD1013ALot Number: 20180120ARTG Number: 296456(X-ray system, diagnostic, fluoroscopic, angiographic, stationary, digital)
  • Manufacturer