Recall of Device Recall Elekta Precise Linear Accelerator System

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Elekta, 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
    Accelerator, linear, medical - Product Code IYE
  • Reason
    Elekta has identified a batch of securing bolts that fix the gantry counter frame weight stack may fail.
  • Action
    Elekta sent an Urgent Important Field Safety Notice on January 7, 2015, to all affected customers. Elekta recommended that customers replace the M20 x 50 MM bolts marked 'OF' on the gantry counterbalance frame immediately. The digital linear accelerator must not be used until these 'OF' bolts are replaced. Elekta recommended that customers put the machine in a parked position at 0, and attach the gantry locking straps. A Modification kit will be available as soon as possible which contains the correct bolts. Customers were instructed to complete the Important Field Safety Notice Acknowledgement form and return to their local Elekta Office or Representative. Customers with questions were instructed to contact their local Elekta representative. For questions regarding this recall call 404-993-5886.


  • Model / Serial
    153602, 153538, 153561, 153569, 153532, 153556, 153566, 153563, 153564, 153589, 153530, 153531, 153562, 153584, 153615, 153534, 153534, 153535, 153563, 153542, 153542, 153548, 153548, 153558, 153578, 153595, 153699, 153630, 153728, 153680, 153712. 153717, 153723, 153734, 153702, 153715, 153684, 153710, 153577, 153725, 153726, 153691, 153696, 153713, 153724, 153727
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA including AZ, CA, FL, KS, LA, MN, MO, NY, NC and Internationally to Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and Ukraine.
  • Product Description
    Precise Digital Accelerator || Intended to be used for radiation therapy treatments of malignant neoplastic diseases, as determined by a licensed medical practitioner.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Elekta, Inc., 400 Perimeter Center Ter Ne, Ste 50, Atlanta GA 30346-1227
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source