Recall of MRI-Stretcher non-magnetic

According to Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, this recall involved a device in Australia that was produced by Siemens Ltd Diagnostics Division.

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 II
  • 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
    When moving the stretcher over barriers on the ground, the structure of the frame may deteriorate and finally break which could result in patient injury.
  • Action
    Siemens Healthcare are advising users to cease use of the affected stretchers until it has been reinforced. Siemens Healthcare will be contacting all users to arrange suitable time to install an improvement kit to reinforce the structure of the stretcher.



  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source