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Class 2 Device Recall Dimension(R) EXL LOCI Cardiac Troponin I Calibrator (RC621)

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 Class 2 Recall
Dimension(R) EXL LOCI Cardiac Troponin I Calibrator (RC621)
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Date Posted October 12, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated on May 20, 2013
Recall Number Z-0038-2012
Recall Event ID 59888
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Analyzer, Chemistry (Photometric, Discrete), For Clinical Use - Product Code JJE
Product Dimension(R) EXL LOCI Cardiac Troponin I Calibrator (RC621) The LOCI Cardiac TNI Calibrator is an in vitro diagnostic product for the calibration on Cardiac Troponin I method on the Dimension(R) EXL (TM) Integrated chemistry system with LOCI(R) module.
Code Information Lot Number 1AD045
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc.
500 GBC Drive, Mailstop 514
PO BOX 6101
Newark, Delaware 19714-6101
For Additional Information Contact Robert J. King
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Internal testing has confirmed that recovery of levels 2 and 3 of LOCl Cardiac Troponin I Calibrator is lower than expected bottle value. Following calibration with LOCl Cardiac Troponin I Calibrator, lot 1AD045 an upward shift in patient and QC results may be observed.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action Siemens sent an Urgent Field Safety Notice dated August 2011, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to immediately discontinue use and discard any remaining inventory. Replacement orders would be processed and sent free of charge. Customers were also instructed to complete the attached FIELD CORRECTION EFFECTIVENESS CHECK form and fax it to (302) 631- 8457. Customers were instructed to forward the Safety Notice to anyone to whom they may have distributed the affected product. For any technical questions customers were to contact the Siemens Solutions Center at 800-441-9250.
Quantity in Commerce 998
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY and the countries of GUAM, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain and Switzerland.
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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = JJE and Original Applicant = SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS