Recall of Device Recall Drystar AXYS

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by AGFA Corp..

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 3
  • 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
    Multi Format Radiological Camera - Product Code LMC
  • Reason
    The "film calibration" setting on the printers was set to the default "off" position instead of "on".
  • Action
    Consignees were notified by an Urgent Safety Notice letter on/about 05/16/2008. The letter provides the procedure the customer can follow to change the film calibration setting from "OFF" to "ON". The letter also provides information on how to get assistance from Agfa, if the customers prefer a service engineer perform the change. Consignees were instructed to send a copy of the letter or similar letter to their affected accounts. Agfa also offers to dispatch a service engineer to perform the parameter change.


  • Model / Serial
    ID number EYZ4E, Serial numbers: 1024 to 1189; but excluding 1053, 1057, 1089, 1096, 1097, 1098, 1101, 1103, 1161, 1166, 1173, 1176, 1177, 1178, 1180, 1181, 1185, 1186, 1187 and 1188.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution --- USA including states of DE, FL, IL, KS, MA, MD, ME, MO, MT, NJ, NY, OH, OK, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, and Puerto Rico and country of Canada.
  • Product Description
    Drystar AXYS, Hardcopy Printer || A free standing device used to print diagnostic conventional and mammography images on transparent film for viewing on a standard view box. It may be used in any situation in which a hard copy of an image generated by a medical imaging device is required or desirable.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    AGFA Corp., 10 S Academy St, Greenville SC 29601-2632
  • Source