Recall of Device Recall Philips Healthcare Brilliance iCT

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
    There is a possibility that screws holding an internal portion of the gantry (reaction ring) to the scanner s main bearing may come loose. if this occurs, the part(s) will not be expelled, however, a noise may be heard coming from the gantry.
  • Action
    Philips Healthcare is informing consignees of this issue through a Customer Information Letter (CIL_FCO72800690). Philips Key Market representatives will distribute the letter internationally, based on local regulations. Additionally, a Field Service Engineer will contact each site to schedule a time to implement the Field Change Order. Customers are notified that if they hear an unusual noise coming from the gantry, or scan halts, the Philips representative should be contacted as soon as possible. Philips will be inspecting the affected systems, tightening and replacing the reaction ring screws as needed at no additional cost.


  • Model / Serial
    Brilliance iCT - 728306 Devices manufactured 03/05/2009 to present.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    107 domestic accounts 15 US Govt accounts 682 Foreign Accounts 3 Mexico accounts 12 Canada accounts
  • Product Description
    Philips Healthcare Brilliance iCT 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