Recall of Device Recall Siemens brand 550 TxT Patient Treatment Table

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
    Couch, radiation therapy, powered - Product Code JAI
  • Reason
    Potential for causing overheating of the power supply during treatment, and potential for unexpected table descent.
  • Action
    Siemens issued a Customer Information letter dated March 21, 2010. There were two safety issues. There were two occurrences of smoke caused by an overheating of the power supply during patient treatment. Also, there had been a report of an unexpected lowering of the 550TxT table in patient rescue mode. With the released kit that accompanies this letter, Siemens has implemented a minor modification on the 550TxT to include an additional fuse within the power supply circuit to address the first issue described above. They also included an additional modification to address the lowering of the table by the integration of additional relays. As soon as the "move enable" button is released, the table brake will be enabled which is controlled by the implemented relays. No further action is required for the continued operations of the 550TxT table. Further questions regarding this recall please call (925) 246-8407


  • Model / Serial
    All units of Listing Number: R864406
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- Including USA, states of NJ, WI, NY, and MA.
  • Product Description
    Siemens brand 550 TxT Patient Treatment Table, part number 7346534; Product is manufactured and distributed by Siemens AG, Medical Solutions, Roentgenstrasse 19-21, Kemnath, Germany 95478. || The 550 TxT Treatment Table is to be used as an integral part of the Siemens linear accelerator systems to position the patient accurately according to the treatment plan for various radiation therapy treatment techniques.
  • Manufacturer


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