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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of August 29, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description UniCel DxH Slidemaker Stainer Instrument System, PN 775222. The DxH Slidemaker Stainer is a fully automated slide preparation and staining device that aspirates a whole blood-sample, smears a blood film on a clean microscope slide, and delivers a variety of fixatives, stains, buffers, and rinse solutions to that blood smear. The DxH Slidemaker Stainer allows for adaptation of the smear appearance and stain methodology according to user preferences. Blood smears produced by the Slidemaker portion of the DxH Slidemaker Stainer are moved to baskets for transfer to the Stainer portion by a robot arm. Microscopic examination of the stained blood smears can be used to help determine the hematologic status of a patient. A stained blood film: " Allows for the differentiation of white blood cells " Facilitates the characterization of red blood cells and platelets " Aids in the identification of blood components and cellular abnormalities The optional floor stand has four drawers for storing the reagent and waste containers currently in use in the DxH Slidemaker Stainer.
Recall Number Z-2225-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info Part Number(s) 775222 and A96152; Serial #s-MP010, MP023, MP026, AS23001, AS23002, AS25003, AS25004, AS25005, AS33008, AS33009, AS33010, AS33011, AS37013, AS38014, AS38015, AS39016, AS39017, AS40018, AS44012, AT04001, AT04002, AT04003, AT04004, AT04005, AT22010, AT22011, AT22012, AT35013, AT35014, AT35015, AT35016, AT35017, AT35018, AT40019, AT40020, AT40021, AT40022, AT40023, AT40024, AT40025, AT40026, AT40027, AT40028, AT40029, AT40030, AT45031, AT45032, AT45033, AT45034, AT45035
Product Distributed Qty 41 units (15 units in the US)
Reason For Recall The recall was initiated because Beckman Coulter has confirmed that the DxH Slidemaker Stainer Floor Stand shipped with Slidemaker Stainer instruments were missing vinyl caps, exposing sharpt edges on the DxH Slidemaker Stainer Reagent Cabinet (Floor Stand) drawer slides. The sharp edges on the drawer slides may expose operators to physical injury when replacing reagents and waste containers which potentially poses a risk to operator safety.

Event Detail

Event Id 62755
Product Type Devices
Status Terminated
Recalling Firm Beckman Coulter Inc.
City Brea
State CA
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2011-12-13
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Telephone
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) including the states GA, NY, IL, TX, WA, PA, IN, MS, NC, and MO and the countries of Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland.
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