Recall of Philips CT Big Bore CT system

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

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
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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
    In the ct systems above, sixteen bolts secure j-brackets which support the carbon table top to the couch subframe. philips healthcare received two complaints stating that the bolt heads of several of these sixteen bolts had broken off., a risk of serious injury (bone fracture, head injury, concussion) was identified in the event that all sixteen (16) bolts are broken. if this occurs, and the carbon table top is extended, the table top may tilt or tip over, or it may result in unintended pivotal motion of the table. if the patient is not secured to the table, there is a possibility the patient may slide off, which may cause serious injury. if less than sixteen (16) of the j-bracket bolts fail, the carbon table top will remain attached to the couch subframe.
  • Action
    Product to be modified



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