Recall of Device Recall Irix Gamma Camera

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 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
    Scintillation (gamma) camera - Product Code KPS
  • Reason
    Resistor failure: the rotate motion shunt resistor may overheat and results in the appearance of smoke, a burning smell, and an electronic stop condition, which will disable the gamma camera rotate motion and all other motions.
  • Action
    Consignees were sent an Urgent Field Safety Notice on 1/30/08. The letter instructs users who experience a failure to remove the system from service and contact the recalling firm for immediate correction. The recalling firm will schedule appointments with users to replace the affected part beginning in March 2008. For additional information, contact 1-800-722-9377.


  • Model / Serial
    Model Numbers: 210857 and 210881.  4535 679 46991, or N210857 Irix System, 3/8" Crystal 4535 665 13551, or N210881 Irix System 3/4" Crystals 4535 679 46981, or N211038 Irix System 3/8 Precision 4535 665 13571, or N211040 Irix System 3/4 Precision (Note: Due to a part number scheme change at the firm, either number is representative of the identified system)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution --- USA including states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, and WV, Puerto Rico and countries of Argentinia, Austrailia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Philipines, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    Irix Gamma Camera, Scintillation (gamma) camera, Philips Medical System, Cleveland, OH 44143
  • Manufacturer


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