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Class 2 Device Recall COULTER LH 700 Series

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  Class 2 Device Recall COULTER LH 700 Series see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 12, 2006
Date Posted March 06, 2007
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 19, 2012
Recall Number Z-0566-2007
Recall Event ID 37287
510(K)Number K011342  
Product Classification Hematology Analyzers - Product Code GKZ
Product Coulter LH700 Series Hematology Analyzers, Part Number 6605632 with 2B Software (2B3, 2B4 and 2B5)
Code Information Part Number 6605632, with 2B Software (2B3, 2B4 and 2B5)
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc
200 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92822-6208
For Additional Information Contact Nora Zerounian
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is a potential for erroneous yet credible results for Body Fluids on the LH700 series hematology analyzers when a cassette label fails to read and the subsequent sample is cycled in Body Fluid mode.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action A Product Corrective Action (PCA) letter was mailed on Sep 12, 2006 to all LH 750 accounts to inform them that there is an issue with COULTER LH 700 Series analyzer software that could affect the Body Fluid analysis and that this this anomaly is present only in Software revisions of 2B. The letter instructs the customer on how to determine their software version. Immediate user preventive action was provided in the letter which is to reset the analyzer when a cassette label read error occurs. The letter advises that this information be shared with laboratory staff and be retained as part of their Quality System documentation. A customer response form was also included.
Quantity in Commerce 1893 units in the US; 94 units to Canada
Distribution Nationwide and Canada
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.