Recall of Ingenia 1.5T and 3.0T MRI Systems

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 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
    System, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging - Product Code LNH
  • Reason
    The firm determined that during scanning procedures, for some larger patients, some reddening of the skin of can occur in certain instances due to rf heating when the torso of the patient is positioned within the body coil.
  • Action
    Philips Medical Systems ( Cleveland) Inc. sent a Urgent Field Safety Notice dated August 3, 2011, to all affected customers. Philips Field Service Engineers were dispatched to the affected customer sites to deliver the recall notification and to perform the necessary software corrections. The letter lists the affected MRI systems; describes the problem; the actions to be taken by the customer/user; it also informs the customer of the upcoming software correction which will be applied to each unit by the Philips Field Service Engineers in order to address this issue. If any additional information is required, the customer is instructed to contact their local Philips Field Service Engineer. For further questions please call Customer Care Solutions Center (CCSC) at 800-722-9377.


  • Model / Serial
    Twelve (12) units were distributed to customers in the U.S. The recalled Serial Numbers are: 42001, 42003, 41000, 41005, 42006, 42040, 41035, 41028, 42034, 42033, 41034 and 42038.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- USA (nationwide) including the states of AL, AZ, CA, GA, OR, MI, NJ and TX., and the countries of AU, BE, CH, DE, FR, JP, NL and SE.
  • Product Description
    Ingenia 1.5T and 3.0T MRI Systems, Model Numbers: 781396 and 781377, 510(k) #K110151. System units equipped with software version: 4.1.1 are subject to recall/field correction. || This MRI system is indicated for use as a diagnostic device. It can produce cross-sectional images, spectroscopic images and/or spectra in any orientation of the internal structure of the head, body, or extremities. Image appearance is determined by the spatial distribution and flow as well as by many different NMR related properties of the tissue and anatomy studied and the MRI scan technique applied. These images and/or spectra, when interpreted by a trained physician, provide information that may assist the diagnosis.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc, 595 Miner Road, Cleveland OH 44143-2131
  • Source