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Type of Product Medical Device
TGA Recall Reference RC-2015-RN-00393-1
Product Name/Description Philips Model EPIQ 5 Ultrasound System Versions 1.3.2 or lower without Paediatric Cardiology option

ARTG number: 93851
Recall Action Level Hospital
Recall Action Classification Class II
Recall Action Commencement Date 12/05/2015
Responsible Entity Philips Electronics Australia Ltd
Reason/Issue When EPIQ 5 Ultrasound System is set up to ‘Metric’ and weight and/or height is entered, a unit conversion error may occur which results in the incorrect calculation of the patient’s Body Surface Area (BSA).

When using both height and weight to calculate the BSA, which is the usual practice for patients above the age of 2 years, the result may be out by a factor of about 10, which is an error that would be readily identified by the user.

Using patient’s weight only to calculate the BSA would result in a value that is too high by a factor of about 1.7. A Cardiac Index calculated using that value would be too low by a factor of 1.7. An error of this magnitude may not be readily detected by the user.
Recall Action Recall for Product Correction
Recall Action Instructions Philips has corrected this issue in software version 1.3.3. which will be provided to users free of charge. This action has been closed-out on 05/09/2016.
Contact Information 1800 251 400 - Philips Customer Care Centre