Recall of Device Recall MEVATRON

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Siemens Medical Solutions USA, 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
    Bolts holding the trim weight may break causing the plates of the counterweight to become loose and fall into the cover.
  • Action
    Siemens sent a Customer Information Letter on December 1, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter idenfied what is the issue, when does the issue occur and what Siemens will do to address the issue. The letter recommend that the Customer Information letter be included in the Linear Accelerator System Owner manual chapter Safety Advisory Letters.


  • Model / Serial
    Part number 8319808, all units
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide)
  • Product Description
    Mevatron MD (MD, MDX); || Siemens Healthcare || Concord, CA 94520 || Product Usage: PRIMUS and MEVATRON Linear Accelerators are intended to deliver X-ray photon and electron radiation for the therapeutic treatment of cancer.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc, 4040 Nelson Ave, Concord CA 94520-1200
  • Source