Recall of Device Recall Philips Healthcare 16P

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 Status
    Open, Classified
  • Event Country
  • 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, x-ray, tomography, computed - Product Code JAK
  • Reason
    The patient support head holder could contact the back iso shelter wall during manual or motorized motion through the gantry bore. this may result in a serious injury that would require medical intervention to preclude permanent impairment in certain scenarios.
  • Action
    Urgent Field Safety Notices dated 3/28/18 were distributed to customers. The letters instructed customers to perform the following actions: Please review the following information with all members of your staff who need to be aware of the contents of this communication. It is important to understand the implications of this communication. Please retain a copy with the equipment Instruction for Use. As outlined in the Instructions for Use, always monitor the patient during all movements (manual or motorized) of the patient support. If you recognize an impending collision with the back shelter wall, halt the motion or activate the system E-stop. Mandatory Field Change Order (FCO) 72800686 which will add additional warning labels specific to this issue to the system. The FCO will be implemented free of charge.


  • Model / Serial
    System Serial Numbers: 5380, 5379, 5520, 5524, 5538, 5539, 5549, 5779, 5792, 5778, 5808, 5887, 5888, 5973, 6020, 6026, 6110, 6097, 6352, 6424
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution including US states of CA, MD, NV, OH, TX, and WI, Afghanistan, Canada, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, and Lebanon.
  • Product Description
    Brilliance 16 P with DEPMED HARDENING KIT 12NC: 453567400741, Model Number 728246. Computed Tomography X-ray system
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc, 595 Miner Rd, Cleveland OH 44143-2131
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source