Recall of Device Recall E.CAM PHS Field of View Indicator Bars

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Siemens Medical Solutions USA, 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
    emmission tomography accessory - Product Code KPS
  • Reason
    Patient fingers can get pinched if they attempt to pull themselves up from the patient handling system without any assistance and grabbing onto the flip-up fov indicator bars.
  • Action
    Siemens sent Urgent Field Correction Recall letters dated 12/18/08 to all users of the Systems. The accounts were informed of the potential risk to patients when they attempt to pull themselves up from the patient handling system (PHS) without any assistance and grabbing the field of view (FOV) indicator bar (aka flip-up armrests). The customers were advised to always assist the patient when getting on/off of the PHS. They also were advised that a Siemens Customer Service Representative would contact them within 90 days to schedule a corrective upgrade to the PHS with a modified FOV guide to mitigate the risk for patient injury free of charge. Any questions were directed to contact Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. at 1-800-767-2313 (USA) for assistance.


  • Model / Serial
    part number 43 66 618 (right) and 43 81 088 (left), serial numbers 00001 to 04031
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA, Guam, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.
  • Product Description
    Siemens Medical Solutions E.CAM Patient Handling System (PHS) Field of View (FOV) indicator bars; a component of the E.CAM Emission Computed Tomography System; part number 43 66 618 (right) and 43 81 088 (left).
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., 2501 Barrington Rd, Hoffman Estates IL 60195-2061
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source