Recall of Kalare (DREXKL80)

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Toshiba American Medical Systems 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, fluoroscopic, image-intensified - Product Code JAA
  • Reason
    During an examination images were displayed on the live monitor,but the images were not displayed on the system monitor nor were they saved to the hard disk.
  • Action
    Toshiba planned action to bring defect into compliance: 1. You will issue a Customer Notification Letter to make customers aware of the hazards, what measures will be taken to remedy the defect at no cost to the user, and how to safely use the equipment before corrections can be made. 2. You will install modified firmware on the systems to correct the defect and prevent recurrence. 3. You will provide progress reports on the effectiveness of the plan. CDRH approves the CAP subject to the following conditions: 1. Notification of all dealers and purchasers is to be made within 15 working days of receipt of this letter in the manner specified in 21 CFR 1003.21 and 1003.22. This office and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) district office coordinator are to be included in the notification. Thank you for your urgent attention to this matter. If you have any questions regarding this letter please feel free to call (800) 421-1968, or contact your local Toshiba Representative at (800) 521-1968. For further questions please call (714) 730-5000.


  • Model / Serial
    Model: HDR-08A
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    USA (nationwide) Distribution
  • Product Description
    Toshiba Medical Kalare Fluoroscopic X-Ray System (DREX-KL80) || Kalare is intended to be used as a universal diagnostic imaging system for radiographic and fluoroscopic examinations, including general R&F and pediatric examinations. It is intended for use by qualified/trained doctors or technologists on both adult and pediatric subjects taking radiographic and fluoroscopic exposures of the whole body, skull, spinal column, chest, abdomen, extremities, and other body parts. Applications can be performed with the patient sitting, standing or lying in prone or supine positions.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Toshiba American Medical Systems Inc, PO Box 2068, 2441 Michelle Dr, Tustin CA 92780-7047
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source