GE Healthcare (NYSE:GE) issued its 2nd imaging system fall warning in as many months after the company discovered that certain Advantx and Innova systems were installed without 4 screws that hold up the overhead video monitors.
There have been no reports of the systems falling, GE noted, but the company said that the missing screws may increase the risk of falls, asking hospitals to check their systems and report any issues.
Affected systems include all Advantx, Innova 2000, Innova 2100IQ, Innova 3100, Innova 3100IQ, Innova 4100, Innova 4100IQ cardiovascular X-ray imaging systems equipped with video monitor suspension, excluding systems with large display monitor suspensions.
GE may be taking extra precaution with its imaging systems in recent weeks after the fall of an Infinia Hawkeye 4 system was credited with the death of a patient at a Veterans Administration hospital. That issue was given the FDA’s highest-risk recall label.