Recall of BABIX holder for DigitalDiagnost Xray system

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Philips Medical Systems North America Co. Phillips.

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 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    System, x-ray, stationary - Product Code KPR
  • Reason
    Potential of broken strands in the main steel cable supporting the accessory holder used with buckydiagnost and digitaldiagnost x-ray systems.
  • Action
    Philips issued URGENT-Device Correction Notice letters dated September 9, 2010 to their consignees identifying the affected products and action to be taken by customers. The letter states that Babix holder used with Philips BuckyDiagnost and DigitalDiagnost X-Ray System - VS Wall Stand Risk of steel cable fracture in the support holder. The consignees are informed that there is a potential of broken strands at the main steel cable within the holder which cannot be recognized by the user. The firm will issue the Field Change Order (FCO) and the Service Engineer will replace the Babix holder. Consignees can call Philips Call Center at 800-722-9377, #5 (then follow prompts) and reference to FCO 70400038 for the BuckyDiagnost X-ray system and FCO 71200046 for the DigitalDiagnost X-ray system.


  • Model / Serial
    Devices are identified as Site Number: 536043
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution in the states of CA, GA, and TN.
  • Product Description
    The BABIX holder is an accessory used with the DigitalDiagnost X-ray system. It is used to hold the baby either in a secured or immobilized standing position in front of the X-ray detector during the examination.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Philips Medical Systems North America Co. Phillips, 22100 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell WA 98021-8431
  • Source