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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of August 29, 2012

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Event Detail

Event ID 62460
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc.
City Newark
State DE
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-05-29
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Japan, Norway, Australia, Austria, New Zealand, Belgium, Switzerland, Netherlands, Malaysia, Slovenia, South Korea, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Taiwan, Philippines, Czech Republic, and Singapore.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
EasyLink Informatic System is included with the Dimension Vista System. The Dimension Vista Integrated System is an in vitro diagnostic device intended tot duplicate manual analytical procedures such as pipetting, mixing, heating, and measuring spectral intensities to determine a variety of analytes in human body fluids. The EasyLink Informatics System is classified as a data calculator and processing module for use with in vitro diagnostic devices. The EasyLink is included with the Dimension Vista System and may be used with other Siemens analyzers as a communications and connectivity workstation for integration with laboratory information system (LIS) networks. Part Number: 1000034805, Version 5.0 and Version 5.0 Service Pack 1 through 4 Class II When using the EasyLink Quality Control Package the system may not perform as intended for Multi-Rule QC violations [e.g., 2(2S), 4(1s) and 10x], unless configured using the instructions send with the Urgent Field Safety Notice. When this situation occurs, QC status may not be flagged appropriately. If auto-verification rules are defined to hold patient results when QC status is out, the patient results will not be held as expected. 637 Z-2242-2012