Recall of Device Recall Brilliance iCT and iCT SP

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
    On 3/5/2012, philips healthcare was notified of one incident involving a brilliance ict scanner that resulted in damage to the gantry and slight injury to the user when the heat exchanger detached from the cooling unit due to some missing welds.
  • Action
    Philips Healthcare sent an "URGENT- MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION" letter dated May 8, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product and problem. No action is required by the customers. Additionally, a Field Service Engineer will contact each site to schedule time to implement the Field Change Order. Philips Healthcare will inspect the cooling units on all iCT and iCT SP systems for this issue and if the welds on a cooling unit do not pass the inspection, Philips will replace the cooling unit free of charge.


  • Model / Serial
    Brilliance iCT: Model# 728306 Brilliance iCT SP: Model# 728311
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, AR, AZ, CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MN, MO, MS, NC, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, VT, WA and WV and the countries of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, ISRAEL, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand , Norway, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates and Uzbekistan.
  • Product Description
    The Brilliance iCT and iCT SP are Computed Tomography X-Ray Systems 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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