Health Canada recalls Philips wired foot switch over safety issue, other products – CTV

Aug. 31, 2023

Health Canada has issued a recall notice for the wired foot switch used with certain Philips systems due to performance problems identified during their evaluation of complaints.

According to the notice issued on Wednesday, the recalled products have a potential safety issue, especially when used with the Philips Allura Xper, Allura Centron, Azurion, and Multidiagnost-Eleva systems, where there is a possibility of loss of imaging functionality resulting from no or intermittent X‐ray radiation initiation.

The health agency says after evaluating the complaints it received, it was found that the wired foot switch may exhibit inconsistent production of X-ray radiation. Such inconsistency could potentially result in a malfunction of the imaging machine, leading to delays in diagnosis or disruptions during medical procedures.

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