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Class 2 Device Recall Perkin Elmer NEOBASE NONDERIVATIZED MSMS KIT

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  Class 2 Device Recall Perkin Elmer NEOBASE NONDERIVATIZED MSMS KIT see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 26, 2012
Date Posted January 16, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 07, 2014
Recall Number Z-0687-2013
Recall Event ID 63771
510(K)Number K083130  
Product Classification System, test, amino acids, free carnitines and acylcarnitines tandem mass spectrometry - Product Code NQL
Product NEOBASE NON-DERIVATIZED MSMS KIT Product Number: 3040-001U.

This tandem mass spectrometry (MSMS) reagent kit is intended for the measurement and evaluation of amino acids, succinylacetone, free carnitine, and acylcarnitine concentrations from newborn heel prick blood samples dried on filter paper. Quantitative analysis of these analytes ) and their relationship with each other is intended to provide analyte concentration profiles that may aid in screening newborns for metabolic disorders.
Code Information Lot Numbers: 617253 , 617346, 618494 , 618653, 618764 , 619453
Recalling Firm/
940 Winter Street
Waltham MA 02451
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Truncated V-Bottomed Microplate Wells used in assays contain defective wells.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action Perkin Elmer initiated the recall on November 23, 2012. The Recall Letter will be delivered to the end customer by email facilitated through our PerkinElmer Technical Support group located in Akron Ohio. Technical Support will be asked to make sure the customers receive the Recall Letter and implement the recommended precautions: - Inspect the wells of row A and row H of the affected microplate lots for possible holes and cracks prior to use. - If a hole or crack is visually detected in a well of the microplate, the well should not be used for testing. - If a hole or crack is not visually detected in a well of the plate, it is required during use of the well, the volume of solution in the well should be visually confirmed to be consistent before and after incubation. Please contact PerkinEimer Technical Support for further information (800) 321 -9632, select prompt 2.
Quantity in Commerce 819 kits (10 plates/kit)
Distribution Nationwide Distribution.
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = NQL and Original Applicant = PERKINELMER, INC.