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Class 2 Device Recall Dimension(R) Reagent Management System (RMS) Power Cord.

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 Class 2 Recall
Dimension(R) Reagent Management System (RMS) Power Cord.
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Date Posted August 09, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated on April 03, 2014
Recall Number Z-2182-2012
Recall Event ID 62611
Premarket Notification
510(K) Number
Product Classification Analyzer, Chemistry (Photometric, Discrete), For Clinical Use - Product Code JJE
Product Dimension(R) Reagent Management System (RMS) - Power Cord. The Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Dimension(R) clinical chemistry analyzers are floor model, fully automated, microprocessor-controlled, integrated instrument systems that use prepackaged Flex(R) reagent test cartridges to measure a variety of analytes in human body fluids.
Code Information Serial numbers 99060001 - 99062554
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc.
500 GBC Drive, Mailstop 514
PO BOX 6101
Newark, Delaware 19714-6101
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has confirmed that partial insertion of the power cord on the Dimension Reagent Management System (RMS) power input module can cause the plug to overheat and potentially create a fire hazard. RMS without a power cord retention clip may be affected.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
DESIGN: Device Design
Action Siemens sent an "URGENT FIELD SAFETY NOTICE" dated June 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. Customers were asked to complete and return an attached Field Correction Effectiveness Check Form and fax it to (302) 631-8467. Contact Siemens Technical Solutions Center at 800-441-9250 for questions regarding this notice.
Quantity in Commerce 2,554
Distribution Distributed in the US including Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the states of AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WV, and WY and the Virgin and Pacific Islands.
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