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Class 2 Device Recall Dimension Total Prostate Specific Antigen Flex Reagent Cartridge

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 Class 2 Recall
Dimension Total Prostate Specific Antigen Flex Reagent Cartridge
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Date Posted June 28, 2008
Recall Status1 Terminated on October 15, 2008
Recall Number Z-1606-2008
Recall Event ID 47518
Premarket Approval
PMA Number
P000021
Product Classification Total,Prostate Specific Antigen(Noncomplexed&Complexed) For Detection Of Prostate Cancer - Product Code MTF
Product Dimension Total Prostate Specific Antigen (TPSA) Flex Reagent Cartridge (RF451). Siemens, Newark, DE 19714
Code Information Lot number GB9021 exp 2009-01-21 and Lot number GB9029 exp 2009-01-29
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
500 GBC Drive, Mailstop 514
P. O. Box 6101
Newark, Delaware 19714-6101
For Additional Information Contact Elaine Kindell
302-631-6564
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
False Results: The product may exhibit falsely elevated results. The affected lots demonstrate sporadic variability in recovery of calibrator and quality control; therefore this issue may not be readily detected upon calibration or during routine processing of Quality Control.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Device Design
Action The recalling firm issued a letter (Urgent Field Safety Notice) dated 3/25/08 to inform their customers to discontinue use of any remaining inventory, retest using an alternate lot for those samples from post-prostatectomy patients which recovered positive TPSA results less than 1.0 ng/nL. The firm has requested that you call the them for no-charge replacement product at 1-800-441-9250 and/or for technical assistance.
Quantity in Commerce 1631 cartons
Distribution The product was shipped to medical facilities nationwide. The product was also shipped to Germany, Singapore, Canada, Japan and AE
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

 
1 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
PMA Database PMAs with Product Code = MTF and Applicant = DADE BEHRING, INC.
PMAs with Product Code = MTF and Applicant = SIEMENS CORP.
PMAs with Product Code = MTF and Applicant = SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS
PMAs with Product Code = MTF and Applicant = SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS INC.
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