Recall of Device Recall Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion

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
    Radiation unit doors could close too fast on emergency exit.
  • Action
    Field Change Order 200 070 "MCU CS SW 8.3" dated September 11, 2008 was released. Consignees were informed of the necessary steps to avoid further issues relating to the affected product. For further information, contact Elekta, Inc. at 1-770-300-9725.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial Numbers: 6004, 6006, 6008, 6009, 6010, 6011, 6012, 6014, 6015, 6016, 6020, 6021, 6022, 6023, 6025, 6029, 6030, 6032 and 6036.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution -- AR, AZ, CA, FL, IL, MI, MN, MS, MO, NJ, OH, OR, PA, UT and VA.
  • Product Description
    Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion, Radionuclide radiation therapy system. Article Number 715000, Elekta, Inc. Norcross, GA 30092. || Teletherapy device intended for stereotactic irradiation of head structures ranging from very small target sized os a few millimeters to several centimeters.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Elekta, Inc., 4775 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Bldg 300, #300, Norcross GA 30092-3011
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source