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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 March 20, 2013
Date Posting Updated April 24, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 16, 2014
Recall Number Z-1167-2013
Recall Event ID 64731
510(K)Number K112412  
Product Classification Analyzer, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
Product AU5800 Clinical Chemistry Analyzer

The Beckman Coulter AU5800 Clinical Chemistry Analyzer is an automated chemistry analyzer that measures analytes in samples, in combination with appropriate reagents, calibrators, quality control (QC) material and other accessories. This system is for in vitro diagnostic use only. Applications include colorimetric, turbidimetric, latex agglutination, homogeneous enzyme immunoassay, and in selective electrode.
Code Information All Instrument Serial Numbers with Software Versions 4.11 and Prior

Model Numbers, AU5811-01, AU5821-01, AU5831-01, AU5841-01,, AU5811-02, AU5821-02, AU5831-02, AU5841-02,, AU5811-03, AU5821-03, AU5831-03, AU5841-03,, AU5811-04, AU5821-04, AU5831-04, AU5841-04,, AU5811-06, AU5821-06, AU5831-06, AU5841-06

Part Numbers, A94906, A94911, A94916, A91921, A94907, A94912, A94917, A94922, A94908, A94913, A94918, A94923, A94909, A94914, A91949, A94924, A94910, A94915, A94920, A94925

Model Numbers and Part Numbers listed above respecitively..
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Beckman Coulter, Inc. initiated this recall because there is a software error that has the potential to cause the reporting of erroneous patient results because of misidentification by the AU5800 system.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action Beckman Coulter sent an Urgent Product Correction letter during the week of March 18, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Customers were informed of the software limitation and provides instructions to be taken (temporary workaround) until the software is upgraded and released. Customer contact information provided: "Call Center Hotline at 800 854-3633. New customers will receive a copy of the customer notification at the time of installation by the Field Service Personnel until revised software that corrects this issue is released.
Quantity in Commerce 490
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA, including Canada and Puerto Rico and the states of NJ, TX, CA, UT, KS, MA, NY, MI, GA, VA, IN, WI, IL, OH, NV, NC and PA. and the countries of Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Japan, Germany, Brazil, China, Italy, Ireland, Israel, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, France, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
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.