Recall of Vertical drive brake

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, x-ray, tomography, computed - Product Code KPS
  • Reason
    The product is being recalled because the patient support may travel downwards without being commanded to move.
  • Action
    A On 11/15/2007 & 6/6/2008 the firm sent Urgent Device Notification letters to their customers. They notified their customers that a Field Service Engineer will inspect and repair the brake system.


  • Model / Serial
    Assembly number 4535 664 98912.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: USA including states of AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and WV and countries of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, China, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.
  • Product Description
    Vertical drive brake (on patient supports). Used on certain Philips Medical Systems MX series and Brilliance series CT scanners. || The device is a vertical drive brake that controls the vertical position of a patient support system or couch. The patient support system is intended to be used to place the patient in the correct horizontal and vertical position in order to be scanned. The couch is an accessory product to a computed tomography scanner.
  • Manufacturer


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