Safety Alert for cardiovascular X-ray systems

According to National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), this safety alert involved a device in Colombia that was produced by Philips Medical Systems Nederland B.V. || Philips Electronics India || Philips India Limited.

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Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Colombian data is current through June 2019. All of the data comes from the National Institute of Drugs and Food Surveillance (INVIMA), 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 Colombia.
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  • Reason
    The manufacturer has detected that there is a possibility that problems may arise with the cooling system detector, due to a leak in the cooling system, liquid can be filtered out of the cooler's drip tray, if this occurs, liquid may fall on the electrical components, which could cause damage to the system and cause thermal events such as burnt smell, smoke or fire, which could lead to potential adverse events occur on the patient or users.


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  • Product Description
    Monoplane or biplane systems used for diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures, which have a c-arm stand suspended from the ceiling and digital image acquisition technology. Indicated for the diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases. It can also be used for diagnosis in surgical procedures and treatment for the placement of stents, pacemaker implants in people of all ages.
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