Part 21 Report - 1996-110

LICENSEE: AMERSHAM CORPORATION SITE: AMERSHAM CORPORATION EN NUMBER:29760 DOCKET: EVENT DATE: 12-21-95 RX TYPE: EVENT TIME: 00:00 VENDORS: NOTIFY DATE: 12-21-95 EMERGENCY CLASS: N/A REGION: 1 STATE: MA TIME: 22:31 OPS OFFICER: RUDY KARSCH 10 CFR SECTION: CCCC 21.21 UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH AMERSHAM CORPORATION, BURLINGTON, MA. IMPROPERLY TORQUED SCREWS ON A RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA (MODEL 660B) COULD CAUSE FAILURE OF THE SOURCE LOCKING DEVICE. TWO OF A PRODUCTION LOT OF SIXTEEN REAR PLATES HAVE HAD THE FOUR SCREWS HOLDING THE LOCKING ASSEMBLY ON TO THE REAR PLATE COME LOOSE. IF THE SCREWS HOLDING THE LOCKING ASSEMBLY LOOSEN FURTHER THE SOURCE COULD BE PULLED PAST THE FULLY SHIELDED POSITION. THE SCREWS MIGHT HAVE BEEN INSUFFICIENTLY TORQUED DURING MANUFACTURING. AMERSHAM WILL SEND AN INFORMATION NOTICE TO USERS ADVISING THEM OF THE PROBLEM

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