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Violations of Performance Standards (X-ray Equipment)
Date: 09/26/1997 (Date of Performance Test)
Misconduct Type: Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency: Health and Human Servs.
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Administrative
Disposition: Administrative Agreement
Synopsis: A test in September 1997 revealed violations of Performance Standards in x-ray equipment developed by General Electric Medical Systems. General Electric was given 15 days to submit a corrective action plan to rectify the noncompliances found during the test. This violation of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act carried the potential for civil liability.