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Class 2 Device Recall Philips Essenta DR

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  Class 2 Device Recall Philips Essenta DR see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 05, 2013
Date Posted December 27, 2013
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-0584-2014
Recall Event ID 67012
510(K)Number K070528  
Product Classification Solid state x-ray imager (flat panel/digital imager) - Product Code MQB
Product Philips Essenta DR, a Stationary x-ray system, X-ray system
Model: 712070

The Essenta DR is a multifunctional stationary X-ray system, in which the swivel arm rotation, the vertical movement of the swivel arm and the SID adjustment are motorized. It is designed for radiographic examination of the recumbent, standing or seated patient and also for lateral exposures. It enables the operator to quickly and safely move the unit to all the pre-programmed basic positions at the press of a button, using the autopositioning feature. Fine positioning of the tube/collimator and detector on the patient is easy to carry out using the command.
Code Information All Essenta DR x-ray Systems
Recalling Firm/
Philips Medical Systems, Inc.
3000 Minuteman Rd
Andover MA 01810-1032
For Additional Information Contact SAME
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
X-ray system C-arm casting may loosen and fall
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Philips Medical Systems issued a Urgent Field Safety Notice-Warning Label and Inspection, dated November 21, 2013, advising of potential of C-arm detaching and requesting a daily inspection and a safety warning label . If you need any further information or support concerning this issue, please contact your local Philips representative. 1-800-722-9377.
Quantity in Commerce 424 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (Nationwide) including Puerto Rico and the countries of : Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia Iran,Italy, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Liberia, Lithuania, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab, United Kingdom and Viet nam.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = MQB and Original Applicant = PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS GMBH, DMC