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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of September 11, 2013

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Product Detail

Product Description ADVIA Chemistry A1c_3 Calibrators, Catalog Number 10491408, IVD --- COMMON/USUAL NAME: ADVIA Chemistry A1c_3 Calibrators Shipping or unit package: Level 1: 2 x 0.5 g; Level 2: 2 x 0.5 g; Level 3: 2 x 0.5 g; Level 4: 2 x 0.5 g -- Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. Tarrytown, NY 10591 --- System Information: The ADVIA Chemistry systems are automated, clinical chemistry analyzers that can run tests on human serum, plasma, or urine in random access and batch modes for in vitro diagnostic use. For in vitro diagnostic use in the calibration of A1c_3 (A1c_3 and A1c_3M) and Total Hemoglobin_3 (tHb_3 and tHb_3M) methods on ADVIA® Chemistry systems.
Recall Number Z-2135-2013
Classification Class II
Code Info Lots 1MD014 (exp. date 5/01/2013), 1BD063 (exp. 5/01/2013), 2GD014 (exp. 10/01/2014)
Product Distributed Qty US: 1546 units; Foreign: 518 units
Reason For Recall Siemens confirmed that the ADVIA® Chemistry Systems HbA1c method exhibits a positive bias of up to 12% for patient and CAP survey samples due to over-recovery when using A1c_3 Calibrator lots 1MD014, 1BD063, and 2GD014. The established ranges of CAP Survey Samples GH2-04, GH2-05 and GH2-06 and IFCC sample recoveries use ± 7% from the established mean as their acceptance criteria. This is the criterion that was used during testing to confirm the customer complaints. Depending upon quality control limits this issue may not have been detected..

Event Detail

Event Id 65868
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
City Tarrytown
State NY
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-07-30
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) Puerto Rico and internationally to Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Uruguay, Vatican City, and Vietnam.