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Class 2 Device Recall MicroScan WalkAway Instruments

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Date Initiated by Firm September 04, 2019
Create Date April 07, 2021
Recall Status1 Open3, Classified
Recall Number Z-1372-2021
Recall Event ID 87486
510(K)Number K911400  
Product Classification Instrument for auto reader & interpretation of overnight suscept. Systems - Product Code LRG
Product MicroScan WalkAway-40 plus Reconditioned Instrument
Code Information Catalog Number: B1018-340R UDI Code: 15099590684112 Serial Numbers: 34020035 34020224 34030054 3407179 3407459 3407532
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
For Additional Information Contact Jose Untalan
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Instruments were manufactured with a shortened 30mL reagent draw straw which may result in reagents not dispensing and may lead to organism misidentification and/or Quality Control (QC) failure.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action On 09/04/2019, the firm sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" Letter to its customers via electronic and/or first class postal mail informing them that an investigation revealed that some instruments were manufactured with shortened 30mL reagent draw straw which may result in reagents not dispensing and may lead to organism misidentification and/or Quality Control (QC) failure. Customers were also informed that when a reagent is not dispensed, there is the potential for any of the following to occur: -high probability misidentifications and reporting of erroneous results -panel reads are flagged with exception requiring investigation (e.g. repeat the panel) causing delayed results. -QC failure requiring investigation (e.g. repeat the panel) causing delayed results The reagent draw straw is shorter than the probe level sensor, thus customers will not be notified by LEDs that the reagent system needs attention. Customers are instructed to: 1) Perform daily maintenance and manually verify the reagent volume in the 30mL bottles. Make sure each 30mL reagent bottle has at least 1 1/4 inch (approximately 1/2 full) of reagent or replace or refill bottles if necessary. 2) If the customer experienced an increase of reagents not dispensing, misidentifications and/or QC failures with their instrument, then a retrospective review of patient results is at the discretion of the Laboratory Director. The Recalling Firm will contact customers to schedule an onsite visit. During the visit the Recalling Firm's representative will install the reagent bottle assembly with the correct reagent draw straw length. Customers are asked to share this information with their laboratory staff and retain the recall notification as part of their laboratory Quality System documentation. If the affected systems have been forwarded to another laboratory, please provide a copy of the recall notification to them. Customers are asked to respond within 10 days that they have received
Quantity in Commerce 6 systems
Distribution U.S.: CO, FL, IL, IN, KY, ME, MI, MS, PA, Puerto Rico, TN, TX, UT, VA and WA O.U.S.: India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan and Yemen.
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 The manufacturer has initiated the recall and not all products have been corrected or removed. This record will be updated as the status changes.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = LRG and Original Applicant = BAXTER HEALTHCARE CORP.