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Class 2 Device Recall GE LightSpeed Computed Tomography

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 Class 2 Recall
GE LightSpeed Computed Tomography
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Date Posted May 15, 2007
Recall Status1 Open
Recall Number Z-0802-2007
Recall Event ID 37007
Premarket Notification
510(K) Numbers
K030420  K040372  K050599  K060052 
Product Classification System, X-Ray, Tomography, Computed - Product Code JAK
Product GE LightSpeed VCT / Light Speed VCT standard configuration, Model 5124069, CT Scanner System.
Code Information All serial numbers
Recalling Firm/
GE Healthcare
3000 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-1615
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Oil may leak onto the port window of the CT tube and may result in image artifacts that could lead to misdiagnosis.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action A Field Modification Instruction was issued to the field to inspect all systems and replace the tube window screws and the window filter, as well as clean any traces of oil in the tube window area. A 12/21/2006, Urgent Product Correction Notice/Customer letter has also been distributed informing the customers of the safety issue and the product correction.
Quantity in Commerce 1,172
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: USA in the following states and locations: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, Guam and Puerto Rico. Foreign countries include ; Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Belarus, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Martinique, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Reunion Island, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, and Vietnam
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = JAK and Original Applicant = BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP.
510(K)s with Product Code = JAK and Original Applicant = GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS
510(K)s with Product Code = JAK and Original Applicant = GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS, LLC