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Class 2 Device Recall Access Immunoassay Systems Total T4 Calibrators

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Date Initiated by Firm July 27, 2011
Date Posting Updated December 22, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 26, 2012
Recall Number Z-0613-2013
Recall Event ID 61212
510(K)Number K023369  
Product Classification Calibrator, primary - Product Code JIS
Product Access Immunoassay Systems Total T4 Calibrators, Part Number: 33805.

The Access Total T4 Calibrators are intended to calibrate the Access Total T4 assay for the quantitative determination of total thyroxine (T4) levels in human serum and plasma using the Access Immunoassay Systems. Total T4 assay results are used for diagnosis and confirmation of thyroid disorders such as hyper- and hypothyroidism.
Code Information 019818, 021654, 024072
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
For Additional Information Contact Clair K. O'Donovan, Ph.D.
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A recall communication was initiated because Beckman has identified that Access Total T4 calibrator lots 019818, 021654, and 024072 do not meet their 12 month expiration date claim.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action A recall communication was initiated on July 27, 2011 with Beckman forwarding a Product Corrective Action (PCA) letter with attached PCA response form to all their customers who purchased the Access Immunoassay Systems Total T4 Calibrators. The letter provides the customers with an explanation of the problems identified and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to complete and return the enclosed response form within 10 days. Customers can call for product replacement in the US, by contacting Client Services at (800) 526-3821, option 1. Customers in Canada can contact Customer service at (800) 463-7828. Customers with questions regarding this notice can contact Customer Support Center at http:www.beckmancoulter.com or call (800) 854-3633 in the US and Canada.
Quantity in Commerce 6,634 units total (2,742 units in US)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Liechtenstein, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Viet Nam, and Zambia.
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 = JIS and Original Applicant = BECKMAN COULTER, INC.