Recall of Device Recall GEMINI TF PET/CT Scanners

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
    PET/CT Scanner accessory - Product Code JAK
  • Reason
    A leak between the tube interface and the outlet tube of the transducer for the respiratory gating system component may result in a failure of the device to produce respiratory correlated images.
  • Action
    Philips Medical Systems Nuclear Medicine division initiated this recall by sending a 'Customer Advisory Notification to their customer accounts on 11/24/2008. This notification informs the customer of the potential for the device equipped with the Pulmonary Gating Option to develop an air leak which could result in the device being unable to produce the desired respiratory correlated images. The notification provides field test instructions and recommends that the customer test the bellows on each day of use in order to assess that the unit is functioning properly. If the bellows device fails the test the recalling firm recommends that the unit not be used and that the recalling firm be contacted via telephone or E-mail. The firm intends to conduct a field correction of the affected units in which their Field Service Engineers will install upgrade kits on the affected devices tentatively scheduled to begin in September, 2009.


  • Model / Serial
    The affected Serial Numbers are: Gemini TF 16 Slice: 7005, 7052, 7087, 7112, 7121, 7138, 7115, 7135, 7006, 7008, 7015, 7021, 7020, 7026, 7035, 7039, 7041, 7049, 7053, 7058, 7060, 7069, 7075, 7080, 7083, 7084, 7098, 7117, 7118, 7142; Gemini TF 16 Slice Mobile: 7059, 7104; Gemini TF 64 Slice Mobile: 7092; Gemini TF 64 Slice: 7012, 7013, 7032, 7071, 7082, 7091, 7126, 7132, 7088, 7103, 7136, 7027, 7109, 7105, 7028, 7167, 7078, and 7110.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA, Puerto Rico, Canada, Belgium, China, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, and Sweden.
  • Product Description
    Respiratory Gating System, Catalog Number: NPTA540, Model #4535 674 26701, for the following affected CT/PET scanning device systems : GEMINI TF CT/PET Systems 16 Slice, GEMINI TF CT/PET System 16 Slice Mobile; GEMINI TF CT/PET System 64 Slice Mobile; and GEMINI TF CT/PET System 64 Slice. (Model Numbers: 16 slice: 4535 679 83931; 64 slice Mobile: 4535 674 47551; and 64 slice: 4535 679 94741.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc, 595 Miner Road, Cleveland OH 44143-2131
  • Source