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Class 2 Device Recall Discovery VCT, Volume PETCT scanner

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Date Initiated by Firm December 21, 2006
Date Posted May 15, 2007
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 03, 2012
Recall Number Z-0806-2007
Recall Event ID 37007
510(K)Number K050559  
Product Classification PET-CT Scanner - Product Code JAK
Product GE Discovery VCT, Volume PET-CT scanner, Model 5124069-3.
Code Information All serial numbers
Recalling Firm/
GE Healthcare
3000 N Grandview Blvd
Waukesha WI 53188-1615
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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 4
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 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 = JAK and Original Applicant = GE MEDICAL SYSTEMS