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Class 2 Device Recall AU5800 Clinical Chemistry Analyzer

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  Class 2 Device Recall AU5800 Clinical Chemistry Analyzer see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 28, 2012
Date Posting Updated March 06, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on February 24, 2014
Recall Number Z-0913-2013
Recall Event ID 64000
510(K)Number K112412  
Product Classification Analyzer, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
Product Beckman Coulter AU5800 Clinical Chemistry Analyzer. An automated chemistry analyzer that measures analytes such as Glucose, Magnesium, and Potassium.
Code Information All serial numbers and all software versions 4.05 and prior.

Part# Item#, A94907 AU5811-02, A94912 AU5821-02, A94917 AU5831-02, A94922 AU5841-02, A94908 AU5811-03, A94913 AU5821-03, A94918 AU5831-03, A94923 AU5841-03, A94909 AU5811-04, A94914 AU5821-04, A94919 AU5831-04, A94924 AU5841-04, A94910 AU5811-06, A94915 AU5821-06, A94920 AU5831-06, A94925 AU5841-06
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
For Additional Information Contact Noreen Galvin, PhD
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Due to a software data storage limitation which only occurs under certain conditions, measurements of the Reagent Blank (RB) or Calibration (CAL) sample results are not saved and the software reverts to a previously stored, acceptable RB/CAL result.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action Beckman Coulter sent an "URGENT PRODUCT CORRECTION" letter dated November 28, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. Contact the Call Center Hotline at (800) 854-3633 for questions regarding the notice.
Quantity in Commerce 28 in U.S.; 4 Canada; 318 to other foreign countries.
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea Republic, Malaysia, Netherlands, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Viet Nam.
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 = JJE and Original Applicant = BECKMAN COULTER, INC.