Recall of Device Recall Brilliance 16 Computed Tomography XRay Scanning System

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
    Component defect. following their receipt of a customer complaint, philips medical determined that the metal blocks which support the scissor slide rails underneath the scanning table (couch) of several of the firm's ct scanning systems were not manufactured to specification and may crack.
  • Action
    Philips issued an 'URGENT Medical Device Correction' letter dated March 27, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identified the affected products, problem, hazard involved, how to identify affected products, and actions to be taken by customer/user. The letter informed customers that Philips intends to dispatching service personnel to each customer site in order to correct this issue. In the meantime, the letter recommend customer to contact their Philips representative if they hear unusual noises when moving the couch vertically, or if there is unintended vertical motion of the couch. For questions contact your local Philips representative or local Philips Healthcare office. For North America and Canada contact the Customer Care Solutions Center 1-800-722-9377, option 5: Enter Site ID or follow the prompts.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial Numbers: 6205, 6220, 6129, 6180, 6132, 6158, 6154, 6229, 6321, 6152
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - U.S. (Nationwide) including the states of: CA, FL,, HI, IA, IN, KY, LA, MA,, MI, MO, MS. NM, NV, OH, PA, PA, SC, TN, TX, WA, and Puerto Rico
  • Product Description
    Brilliance 16 - Model #728246, CT Scanning System is subject to recall/correction || Product Usage: || The Brilliance 6, 16, 40 64, Big Bore, iCT, iCT SP and Ingenuity CT are Computed Tomography X-Ray Systems that are intended to produce cross-sectional images of the body by computer reconstruction of X-Ray transmission data taken at different angles and planes. These devices 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
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