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Class 2 Device Recall COULTER Hematology Analyzers: LH 750; LH 500, and LH 780

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  Class 2 Device Recall COULTER Hematology Analyzers: LH 750; LH 500, and LH 780 see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 26, 2017
Create Date September 07, 2017
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 14, 2023
Recall Number Z-3113-2017
Recall Event ID 77830
510(K)Number K011342  K022161  K030606  K032342  K050057  K052905  
Product Classification Counter, differential cell - Product Code GKZ
Product Coulter LH 750, Coulter LH 780, and Coulter LH 500 Analyzers
Hematology Analyzers are quantitative, automated hematology analyzers and leukocyte differential counters For In Vitro Diagnostic used in clinical laboratories. They also provide 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. The purpose of the LH 700 Series is to separate the normal patient, with all normal system-generated parameters, from the patient who needs additional studies of any of these parameters. These studies might include further measurements of cell size and platelet distribution, manual WBC differential or any other definitive test that helps diagnose the patients condition. The purpose of the LH 500 Analyzer is to separate the normal patient, with all normal system-generated parameters, from the patient who needs additional studies. These studies include further measurements of cell size and cell distribution, or any other test that aids in diagnosing an abnormality
Code Information Catalog Number(s): LH 750 System - 6605632, A85570, A68807; LH 780 System - 723585, A90728, A68808; LH 500 system - 6605525, 6605526, 6605527, A85566, A85564; All software versions
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
For Additional Information Contact Marwan Fathallah
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Beckman Coulter has determined that additional clarification for the Blast Suspect messages is necessary. In rare situations, the LH 750, LH 780, LH 500 and HmX Analyzers may not flag or detect blasts in some blood samples.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Labeling Change Control
Action Beckman Coulter sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated June 30, 2017, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to share the information with their laboratory staff. If they forwarded any of the affected product to another laboratory, please provide them a copy of the letter. Customers with questions should contact the Customer Support Center at 800-528-7694.
Quantity in Commerce 6763 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US (nationwide) Internationally to Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, China, Colombia, Congo, Croatia, Czech republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, india, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Iraq, Jordan. Kenya, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Macau, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, UK, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Yemen, Zambia, 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.