Recall of Device Recall Precise Treatment Table

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
    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
    Couch, radiation therapy, powered - Product Code JAI
  • Reason
    It is possible to position the treatment table with errors greater than 5mm and no inhibits are displayed, if the positional sensors are not correctly installed during corrective maintenance. clinical mistreatment may occur if a position error is not detected.
  • Action
    Planned Action by Elekta: 1. Notifications have been sent out. The notification informs users of the possibility treatment table position errors might occur if there is a maintenance error when replacing a potentiometer. The notification recommends establishing a procedure to verify the accuracy of the treatment table position as shown by the treatment room monitor which is performed as part of the daily machine checks. An example procedure is provided. 2. Elekta will establish a procedure service engineers will follow after maintenance involving the relevant potentiometers to ensure proper installation. The procedure will be taught using a video which includes a step by step guide to the correct methodology for installation of the potentiometer assembly, a description of the impact for not installing correctly, and a guide to the new verification of correct installation procedure. The video will be distributed through Elektas learning management system (LMS). The LMS maintains a record of service engineers who successfully complete the training. 3. Elekta will implement an engineering change to the potentiometer assembly which applies to the manufacture of all new Precise Treatment Tables. This change will eliminate the potential for incorrect installation and will prevent a loose grub screw from causing backlash. This change is expected to consist of a 'D' shaped bore that cannot spin on the shaft of the potentiometer. All actions associated with this correction, including service engineer training, will be completed by June 2015. For further questions please call (770) 300-9725.


  • Model / Serial
    Precise Treatment Table Serial Numbers: (124001-125803, 125807-880, 125883-899, 125902-917, 125920-949, 125952-963, 125966-1256453, 126158-170, 126174-208, 126212-230, 126232-261, 126269-281, 126293-309,123318-330, 126338-126373, 126375-397, 126400-133999, 213000+)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) Distribution and to the countries of Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Syria.
  • Product Description
    Elekta Precise Treatment Table
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Elekta, Inc., 400 Perimeter Center Ter Ne, Ste 50, Atlanta GA 30346-1227
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source