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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of December 12, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description Dimension Vista(R) IRON Flex(R) reagent cartridge (K3085) The IRON method is an in vitro diagnostic test for the quantitative determination of iron in human serum and plasma on the Dimension Vista(R) System. Measurements of iron are used in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as iron deficiency anemia and other disorders of iron metabolism.
Recall Number Z-0452-2013
Classification Class II
Code Info Lot numbers 11286BA, 11319BB, 12004BB, 12044BC, 12073BB, 12073BC, 12101BC, 12101BD, 12130BB, 12130BC and 12188BD.
Product Distributed Qty 19,310
Reason For Recall Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics has confirmed the potential for falsely elevated results with IRON Flex(R) reagent cartridges when tests are processed from a well set contaminated with iron from environmental sources. All lots of IRON Flex(R) reagent cartridges have the potential for this issue. If a well set is contaminated with trace amounts of iron, the entire well set is impacted, and the magnitude of the elevation is consistent for all 15 tests in that well set. The observed magnitude of the elevation ranges from approximately 20-800 ug/dL and the estimated rate is approximately 1 out of 2,500 wells.

Event Detail

Event Id 63429
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 2012-10-08
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA including AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, Washington DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, PR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY and Internationally to Canada, AU, NZ, JP, DE, SA, and MY