Recall of Philips BrightView XCT SPECT/CT Combination with XCT Flat Panel Detector

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Philips Radiation Oncology Systems.

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
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from New Zealand is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, 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 New Zealand.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Recalling Organisation: Philips New Zealand Commercial Limited, Level 3, 123 Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket, AUCKLAND 1023
  • Reason
    The manufacturer has received a report that an operator experienced resistance when engaging the locking handle of the fpd in the deployed position. with the locking handle in the locked position, the fpd locking mechanism was not locked, moved unexpectedly and contacted the imaging detector during system movement. philips' investigation determined the internal linkage shaft broke preventing the fpd from being locked into its correct deployed position.
  • Action
    Product to be modified


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
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