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Class 2 Device Recall Panorama 0.6T Open MR system

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 Class 2 Recall
Panorama 0.6T Open MR system
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Date Posted September 17, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated on September 17, 2010
Recall Number Z-2434-2010
Recall Event ID 49489
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification System, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Product Code LNH
Product Panorama 0.6T MRI Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging System, Philips Panorama 0.6T Open MRI system, Picker International, Inc. World Headquarters 595 Miner Road Cleveland, Ohio 44143
Code Information 38 units are identified as Site Numbers: 521187, 531720, 104899, 105667, 504932, 531768, 521133, 521921, 104916, 103807, 519694, 530401, 104929, 105512, 521760, 520678, 104845, 105663, 546676, 548145, 104018, 505970, 505942, 104793, 533077, 539135, 505762, 532478, 533238, 532743, 534855, 530465, 534254, 544106, 103990, 520193, 104050, and 505406.
Recalling Firm/
Philips Medical Systems North America Co. Phillips
22100 Bothell Everett Hwy
Bothell, Washington 98021-8431
For Additional Information Contact Philips Call Center
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Water may collect and freeze in the vent pipe. This can rupture the magnet vessel during a cryogen transfer, and release helium into the MRI suite.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Philips issued an Urgent Correction letter dated 09/19/2008 to their consignees, identifying the reason for the recall and the affected products. The firm issued the Field Change Order (FCO) 78100232. Field service engineers will visit each consignee and conduct an inspection of the magnets venting system of Edge, Vista, Eclipse, Polaris, Infinion, and Panorama 0.6T MRI systems. The consignees should contact the Philips Call Center at 1-800-772-9377, #5 #2 and reference "FCO 78100232".
Quantity in Commerce 38 units
Distribution Nationwide Distribution: USA., including the states of AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, and WY. There is no distribution to foreign consignees.
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 = LNH and Original Applicant = PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS(CLEVELAND), INC.