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Class 2 Device Recall Coulter LH 750 Hematology Analyzer

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  Class 2 Device Recall Coulter LH 750 Hematology Analyzer see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 08, 2013
Date Posted December 10, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on December 25, 2014
Recall Number Z-0470-2014
Recall Event ID 66826
510(K)Number K011342  
Product Classification Counter, differential cell - Product Code GKZ
Product Coulter LH 750 Hematology Analyzer, Part No. 6605632,

Product Usage:
The Coulter LH 750 Hematology Analyzer is a quantitative, automated hematology analyzer and leukocyte differential counter For In Vitro Diagnostic Use in clinical laboratories. The Coulter¿ LH 750 Hematology Analyzer provides automated Reticulocyte analysis and enumeration of nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs) as well as an automated method for enumeration of RBCs and WBCs in body fluids
Code Information n/a
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
For Additional Information Contact Dung Nguyen
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Beckman Coulter is recalling the LH 750 and LH 780 Hematology Systems because the optical degradation may potentially cause a delay in reporting results for nucleated red blood cells (nRBC), white blood cell differential and/or reticulocytes.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action Beckman Coulter sent an customer notification letter dated 11/8/13 to all customers who purchased the LH 750 and LH 780 Hematology Systems. The letter informs the customers of the problems identified and the actions to be taken. Customers are instructed to complete and return the enclosed response form within 10 days. Customers with questions are instructed to contact Beckman Coulter's Customer Support Center at http://www.beckmancoulter.com/customer/support or call (800) 526-7694 in the US and Canada. Outside the US and Canada, customers are instructed to contact Beckman Coulter Representative. On 2/17/14, Beckman Coulter expanded the recall to inform Coulter LH 750 and Coulter LH 780 Hematology Analyzer customers of the issue related to LH Cleaner and Coulter Clenz.
Quantity in Commerce 4155 units total (1676 units in US)
Distribution Worldwide Distribtion - USA Nationwide including the countries of Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Lithuania, Macao, Malaysia, Mayotte, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Virgin Islands, U.S., and Zimbabwe.
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 = GKZ and Original Applicant = BECKMAN COULTER, INC.