Recall of Device Recall Philips Healthcare Brilliance 16 Slice (Air)

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
    Closing the emergency stop may disable the horizontal motor, allowing the couch top to move during patient load or unload activities.
  • Action
    The recalling firm notified customers of the recall on February 8, 2018, via Urgent Field Safety Notice. The notice advised customers of the issue and affected products and lot numbers. Customers were advised that once the E-stop has been closed, the operator/technologist must initate a brief horizontal motion (in or out) using any of the operator control panels, CT-Box or tape/foot switches. This action will ensure the couch carbon top (upper pallet) is in a controlled state. Customers were informed that a Field Service Engineer would contact them to schedule site updates to correct the issue. Customers who need further information or support were advised to contact their local Philips representative. Additionally, they may contact the Customer Care Solutions Center (1-800-722-9377.


  • Model / Serial
    Serial no: 50231 30019
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - U.S. Nationwide. International distribution to Canada, Mexico, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guyana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Republic of Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Martinique, Monaco, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Calcedonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
  • Product Description
    Brilliance 16 Slice (Air) - Model no. 728246, Computed Tomography X-Ray system || Product Usage: || Computed Tomography X-ray systems intended to produce cross-sectional Images of the body by computer reconstruction of X-ray transmission data taken at different angles and planes. These devices may include signal analysts and display equipment, patient and equipment supports, components, and accessories.
  • Manufacturer


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