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Class 2 Device Recall Allura Xper Philips Xray Systems

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  Class 2 Device Recall Allura Xper Philips Xray Systems see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 04, 2018
Date Posted February 24, 2018
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on October 09, 2019
Recall Number Z-0716-2018
Recall Event ID 79099
510(K)Number K141979  K133292  
Product Classification Interventional fluoroscopic x-ray system - Product Code OWB
Product Allura Xper systems with Certeray X-ray Generator located in regions with high mains (480V) voltage.

Product Usage:
The Allura Xper series is intended for use on human patients to perform: Vascular, cardiovascular and neurovascular imaging applications, including diagnostic, interventional and minimally invasive procedures. This includes, e.g., peripheral, cerebral, thoracic and abdominal angiography, as well as PTAs, stent placements, embolisations and thrombolysis. Cardiac imaging applications including diagnostics, interventional and minimally invasive procedures (such as PTCA, stent placing, atherectomies), pacemaker implanatations, and electrophysiology (EP). Non-vascular interventions such as drainages, biopsies and vertebroplasties procedures.
Code Information Allura Xper systems - Model #'s 722026, 722027, 722028, 722029, 722033, 722034, 722035, 722036, 722038, 722039, 722058, 722059, 722063, 722064, 722065, 722066, 722078, 722079, (added as of 6/25/2018) 1120 
Recalling Firm/
Philips Electronics North America Corporation
3000 Minuteman Rd
Andover MA 01810-1032
For Additional Information Contact Rajesh Kathuria
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is an increase in the failure rate of certain Anode Drive Units (ADU5) used in these products. Early life failure of the ADUs only occurs when the hospital mains provide 480V to the system. This current voltage may lead to saturation and overheating of the coils that protect the IGBTs (insulated-gate bipolar transistor) of the ADU. The overheating may also generate a peculiar burning smell that may be noticed. In some instances this burning smell may be noticed before the ADU fails. When the ADU fails the X-ray performance of the system is reduced to Emergency Fluoroscopy. Exposure will not be possible and image quality is reduced.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action Customer Notification letter dated August 2017 were sent to affected customers. The letter identified affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The customer is requested to place this Field Safety Notice with the documentation of the system until this correction has been implemented. For questions contact your local Philips representative.
Quantity in Commerce 705
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide; foreign distribution to Brazil, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Mexico, and (updated 6/25/18) Saudi Arabia.
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 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = OWB and Original Applicant = PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS NEDERLAND B.V.
510(K)s with Product Code = OWB and Original Applicant = PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS NETHERLAND, B.V.