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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of January 16, 2013

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Event Detail

Event ID 63852
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
City Tarrytown
State NY
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-11-28
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
E-Mail
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA including CA, GA, IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, and Puerto Rico. Internationally to Agentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Guatemala, South Korea, Philippines, Paraguay, Taiwan, and Uraguay,

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
Immunoradiometric assay. Device is an immunoradiometric assay designed for the quantitative measurement of thyroid stimulating hormone (thyrotropin, TSH) in serum. It is intended strictly for in vitro diagnostic. Used as an aid in the assessment of thyroid status. Lots 742 and 743 Class III The recall was initiated because Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics confirmed an under-recovery of dose values with some vials of Coat-A-Consta (CAC) IRMA TSH calibrators TSI4 (level B), TSI5 (level C), TSI6 (level D), TSI8 (level F), and TSI9 (level G) lot 035. The affected calibrator vials can be identified by a darker yellow color than normal. The TSI3 (level A), TSI7 (level E), and TSIX (level H) lot 035 calibrator vials are not affected. The darker yellow calibrator vials yield a 15-20% lower dose values compared to the target values. This may result in out of range (+2 SD) controls. Lot 742= 8 units all foreign consignees) Lot 743=7 units (all foreign consignees) Z-0648-2013
Immunoradiometric assay. Lots 831 and 832 Class III The recall was initiated because Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics confirmed an under-recovery of dose values with some vials of Coat-A-Consta (CAC) IRMA TSH calibrators TSI4 (level B), TSI5 (level C), TSI6 (level D), TSI8 (level F), and TSI9 (level G) lot 035. The affected calibrator vials can be identified by a darker yellow color than normal. The TSI3 (level A), TSI7 (level E), and TSIX (level H) lot 035 calibrator vials are not affected. The darker yellow calibrator vials yield a 15-20% lower dose values compared to the target values. This may result in out of range (+2 SD) controls. Lot 831=19 units (all foreign consignees) and Lot 832=2 units (all foreign consignees) Z-0647-2013
Immunoradiometric assay. Device is an immunoradiometric assay designed for the quantitative measurement of thyroid stimulating hormone (thyrotropin, TSH) in serum. It is intended strictly for in vitro diagnostic. Used as an aid in the assessment of thyroid status. Lots 969 and 970 Class III The recall was initiated because Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics confirmed an under-recovery of dose values with some vials of Coat-A-Consta (CAC) IRMA TSH calibrators TSI4 (level B), TSI5 (level C), TSI6 (level D), TSI8 (level F), and TSI9 (level G) lot 035. The affected calibrator vials can be identified by a darker yellow color than normal. The TSI3 (level A), TSI7 (level E), and TSIX (level H) lot 035 calibrator vials are not affected. The darker yellow calibrator vials yield a 15-20% lower dose values compared to the target values. This may result in out of range (+2 SD) controls. Lot 969=33 units (29 units foreign) Lot 970=7 units (42 units foreign) Z-0646-2013
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