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Class 2 Device Recall Synchron LX system and UniCel DxC 600/800 System(s) Lactate Reagent

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 Class 2 Recall
Synchron LX system and UniCel DxC 600/800 System(s) Lactate Reagent
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Date Posted May 24, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated on October 22, 2014
Recall Number Z-1400-2013
Recall Event ID 63367
Product Classification Acid, Lactic, Enzymatic Method - Product Code KHP
Product Synchron LX System(s) and UniCel DxC 600/800 System(s) Lactate Reagent, Part Number: A95550 Product Usage: Lactate (LACT) reagent, when used in conjunction with Synchron LX System(s), UniCel DxC 600/800 System(s) and Synchron Systems Multi Calibrator, is intended for the quantitative determination of lactate concentration in human plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).
Code Information Lot Number: M206209
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea, California 92821-6232
For Additional Information Contact Clair K. O'Donovan, Ph.D.
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Beckman Coulter initiated the recall for the Lactate Assay (LACT) Lot M206209 as they received a customer complaint of error message (RXN RATE HI), i.e. no numerical values reported for samples containing Lactate concentration greater than 6.5 mmol/L.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
OTHER/UNDETERMINED: Under Investigation by the firm
Action Beckman Coulter sent an Urgent Product Correction letter dated April 17, 2013 to all affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem actions to be taken. Customers are instructed to complete and return the enclosed Response Form within 10 days. Customers with questions are instructed to contact Beckman Coulter Customer Support Center (Call Center) on the Beckman Website at http://www.beckmancoulter.com/customersupport/support/ or call (800) 854-3633 in the US and Canada.
Quantity in Commerce 8,774 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA Nationwide and the countries of Canada, Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordon, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malawi, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, oman, Panama, Paraguay, Qatar, Reunion, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
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.