Recall of Brilliance iCT Heavyweight Gantry Scanner, M/N 728306, S/N: 100016, 100018 100025

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc.

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, tomography, computed - Product Code JAK
  • Reason
    The gantry covers of the ict have a latch at the base of the system which holds the cover in the closed position. during the course of maintenance the ct field service engineer (fse) will activate this latching mechanism which in turn has a potential to penetrate the insulation on cabling which carries 277 vac. if the latch does come into contact with the cabling there is a potential that the fs.
  • Action
    Philips Healthcare sent an URGENT - Field Safety Notice letter, dated April 14, 2010, to their customers notifying them of the product, the problem, and the action to be taken. The letter asked them to identify the affected product by checking for the serial number tag (s/n 10016  10025), ensure that the electrical power was shut-down before opening or closing the gantry cover to prevent potential of an electrical shock, and that a Field Service Engineer would contact the facility to make arrangements for the implementation of a Field Change Order (FCO) before December to correct the problem. For further information or support concerning this issue, the customer was instructed to contact their Philips representative: Customer Care Center (1-800-722-9377, option 5 or their local Philips Healthcare Office).


  • Model / Serial
    M/N 728306, S/N: 100016, 100018 - 100025
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA, including the states: DC, GA, IL, IN, NY and OH; and the countries of Germany and the Netherlands.
  • Product Description
    Brilliance iCT Heavyweight Gantry Scanner, M/N 728306, S/N: 100016, 100018 -100025 || The Brilliance iCT is a Computed Tomography X-Ray System intended to produce cross-sectional images of the body by computer reconstruction of x-ray transmission data taken at different angles and planes. This device may include signal analysis and display equipment, patient, and equipment supports, components and accessories.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc, 595 Miner Road, Cleveland OH 44143-2131
  • Source