||August 24, 2008
|Recall Event ID
System, X-Ray, Fluoroscopic, Image-Intensified - Product Code JAA
||GE Healthcare Precision RXi version e Remote X-Ray Imaging R&F System. It is a remote analog R&F system consisting of a tilting table with integrated spot film device, and 50KW or 65 kW pulsing generator. The system is configured with a 23 cm image intensifier and a 512x512 Image Chain.
3000 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188-1615
|GE Healthcare Precision RXi tilt joystick became stuck in the Trendelenburg direction causing the patient to slide off the table. Also recall conducted to investigate the possibility of accidentally activation of the remote console joystick where a fatal accident occurred on a non-GE Remote R&F System. .
|DESIGN: Device Design
||Two letters "GE Product Safety Notification" dated 12/18/07 and 3/7/08, addressed to Hospital Administrators, Manager of Radiology and Radiologists, were sent to each consignee. Each letter addressed a separate safety issue. Letters described the affected product, safety instructions, corrective action and contact information.
The joystick can become stuck causing unintentional motion of the tube.
Field Modification Instructions (FMI 10802/10803) have been issued to the field to install additional warning labels on the patient table, install a protector for the console joystick and inspect and correct the clearance between the console joystick and its mounting location.
If your facility has a Precision RXi or Precision e system manufactured before March 2007, a GE Healthcare Field Engineer will schedule a field visit to install the added joystick protection. This upgrade will be performed at no charge.
If you have any questions/concerns regarding this issue, please contact your local GE Healthcare sales or service representative.
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|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)s with Product Code = JAA and Original Applicant = GENERAL MEDICAL MERATE S.P.A.