Philips Medical Systems Cleveland Pulls Gamma Camera Platform
Philips Medical Systems Cleveland has recalled its Forte Gamma Camera System over a malfunction that can cause its heavy detector piece to drop without warning.
The device, which includes a 660 pound gamma camera detector, has an internal component that may fail, causing the equipment to drop to the end of its range of motion and possibly crush, trap or kill the patient.
The company received one customer complaint, but no injury was reported. Health care professionals were advised not to use the camera system until further notice and to follow instructions included in a letter Philips issued to customers.