Recall of MX 16slice SKD whole body computed tomography Xray system

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
  • 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, x-ray, tomography, computed - Product Code JAK
  • Reason
    The following issues have been found in mx 16-slice systems with software version 1. during the filming operation on mx16-slice console software, the clipboard used for copying and pasting images is not cleared between patients. if the operator fails to copy the current patients images before pasting, a previous patients images may be present in the clipboard and be copied onto the film of the current patient. 2. during the bolus tracking scan, if the auto voice in tracker scan is enabled, the tracker scan will be aborted unexpectedly and the diagnostic scan after the tracker scan needs to be manually started. 3. if the scan protocol with sas (spiral auto start) function is selected to plan the scan, the sas option may not be displayed on the contrast tab of the scan protocol parameter area or the sas option is displayed but not enabled as pre-configured in the protocol. this issue only occurs on the first helical scan after system startup that applies sas function.
  • Action
    On April 20, 2016 the firm sent Field Safety Notices to their customers. Philips will release a Field Change Order to upgrade the software free of charge. A Philips Field Engineer will contact their customers to schedule this correction.


  • Model / Serial
    Model No. 728132; S/N:  EP16ER100003, EP16ER100004, EP16ER100005, EP16ER100007, EP16ER100008, EP16ER110003, EP16ER110004, EP16ER110005, EP16ER110006, EP16ER110007, EP16ER110008, EP16ER110009, EP16ER110010, EP16ER110011, EP16ER110012, EP16ER110013, EP16ER110014, EP16ER110015, EP16ER110016, EP16ER110017, EP16ER110018, EP16ER110019, EP16ER110020, EP16ER110021, EP16ER110022, EP16ER110023, EP16ER110024, EP16ER120001, EP16ER120002, EP16ER120003, EP16ER120004, EP16ER120005, EP16ER120006, EP16ER120007, EP16ER120008, EP16ER120010, EP16ER120012, EP16ER120015, EP16ER120016, EP16ER120017, EP16ER120018, EP16ER130001, EP16ER130002, EP16ER130005, EP16ER130006, EP16ER130007, EP16ER130008, EP16ER130009, EP16ER130010, EP16ER130011, EP16ER130012, EP16ER130013, EP16ER130014, EP16ER130015, EP16ER130016, EP16ER130018, EP16ER130025, EP16ER130026, EP16ER130029, EP16ER130033, EP16ER130034, EP16EB150009 & EP16EB150014.  Model No.728135; S/N:  EP16E120009, EP16E120011, EP16E120013, EP16ER130003, EP16ER130004, EP16ER130017, EP16ER130019, EP16ER130020, EP16ER130021, EP16ER130022, EP16ER130023, EP16ER130024, EP16ER130027, EP16ER130028, EP16ER130030, EP16ER130031 & EP16ER130032.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Products were sold in the following states: AL, AR, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, MS, NC, ND, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN & VA. Products were also shipped to the following countries: Albania, ALGERIA, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Democratic, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, INDONESIA, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiri, Lithuania, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Viet Nam & Zambia.
  • Product Description
    MX 16-slice SKD whole body computed tomography X-ray system. Imaging diagnostic tool.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Philips Medical Systems (Cleveland) Inc, 595 Miner Rd, Cleveland OH 44143-2131
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
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