Recall of Device Recall Leksell Gamma Knife Icon

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
    System, radiation therapy, radionuclide - Product Code IWB
  • Reason
    If the gantry module is replaced after original installation the configuration settings may be missing. the identified risk for this issue is electrical safety for technicians doing maintenance on the x-ray generator.
  • Action
    Elekta sent an Urgent Important Field Safety Notice dated June 2017, to all affected customers. This notice informs users of the specific product and version numbers affected by the issue. The affected devices are spare part Gantry Module (item number 1515698). Customers are also instructed to complete and return the Important Field Safety Notice Acknowledgement form to their local Elekta representative. For further questions, please call (770) 670-2422.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial Numbers 6018, 6047, 6090, 6094, 6171, 8018
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Distribution to the states of : NY and PA.
  • Product Description
    Leksell Gamma Knife Icon is a teletherapy device intended for stereotactic irradiation of head structures ranging from very small target sizes of a few millimeters to several centimeters e.g., metastatic tumors, recurrent glioblastomas, trigeminal neuralgia, medically refractory essential tremor, orbital tumors, ocular tumors, optic nerve tumors, benign diseases (such as meningiomas, vestibular schwannomas, post-surgical pituitary adenomas, craniopharyngioma, hemangioblastomas, schwannomas, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, chordomas, glomus tumors, hemangiomas), skull base tumors, head and neck tumors (such as unknown primary of the head and neck, oral cavity, hypopharynx, oropharynx, nasopharynx, sinonasal, salivary gland), and pediatric tumors (such as glioma, ependymoma, pituitary tumors, hemangioblastoma, craniopharyngioma, meningioma, metastasis, medulloblastoma, nasopharyngeal || tumors, arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, skull base tumors).
  • Manufacturer


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