Recall of Device Recall Del Medical DCTM Ceiling Tube Mount

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Del Medical Systems Group.

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
    Tube Mount, X-Ray, Diagnostic - Product Code IYB
  • Reason
    There is a potentially defective worm gear in the tension adjusting mechanism of the balancer used in the digital ceiling mounted tube support system for overhead x-ray units.
  • Action
    Del Medical sent a Field Correction Recall letter dated 2/13/04 to all dealers/assemblers receiving DCTM''s during the affected time frame, alerting them to potential defective worm gear. The accounts were asked to locate the systems listed in the attachment to the letter, and alert the end users to take the units out of service until they can be inspected. Follow-up letters were sent via registerd mail on 2/19/04, reiterating the 2/13/04 letter and providing the accounts with instructions for inspection of the balancers. If the worm gear fails the test, the dealers were instructed to contact Del Medical for replacement of the balancer and assure that the unit is not placed back in service until the balancer has been replaced.


  • Model / Serial
    Model DCTM, serial numbers 00182-0303, 00337-0303, 00901-0503, 00948-0503, 02082-0703, 02083-0703, 02152-0703, 02153-0703, 02187-0703, 02188-0703, 02289-0703, 02460-0803, 02492-0803, 02493-0803, 02581-0803, 02730-0803, 02805-0803, 02809-0903, 02810-0903, 02811-0903, 02812-0903, 02866-0903, 02918-0903, 02989-0903, 02990-0903, 02991-0903, 03147-0903, 03148-0903, 03149-0903, 03457-1003, 03458-1003, 03544-1003, 03545-1003, 03624-1003, 03625-1003, 03756-1003, 03757-1003, 03888-1103, 03956-1103, 04085-1103, 04122-1103, 04154-1103, 04236-1103, 04248-1103, 04264-1103, 04371-1203, 04433-1203, 04439-1203, 04480-1203, 04529-1203, 04572-1203, 04634-1203, 04659-1203, 04709-1203, 00032-0104, 00085-0104, WG0031-0102-R
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, Nebraska, Arizona, Maryland, Wisconsin, Florida, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Colorado, California, Minnesota, Michigan, Alabama, Rhode Island and internationally to Canada, Panama and Pakistan
  • Product Description
    DCTM Digital Ceiling Tube Mount, model DCTM; a fully counter-balanced radiographic x-ray tube suspension system designed to facilitate a wide range of procedures; Manufactured by Del Medical Imaging Corporation, Franklin Park, IL 60131 U.S.A.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Del Medical Systems Group, 11550 West King Street, Franklin Park IL 60131-1330
  • Source