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Date Initiated by Firm July 13, 2011
Date Posted November 17, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 17, 2012
Recall Number Z-0209-2012
Recall Event ID 60420
Product Classification Calculator/data processing module, for clinical use - Product Code JQP
Product SoftPath GUI versions: 3.17.5 to 3.17.9, 4.2.1 to 4.2.3, and 4.3.0 to

SoftPath is a laboratory information system to be used in a clinical laboratory by knowledgeable, trained, and experienced personnel. SoftPath enables the user to document steps in the receiving and processing of surgical, gynecological, medical cytological, and autopsy case specimens within the Pathology labs, for the purpose of generating Pathology reports for requesting physicians and label creation for identification of specimen/case material.
Code Information SoftPath GUI versions: 3.17.5 to 3.17.9, 4.2.1 to 4.2.3, and 4.3.0 to
Recalling Firm/
SCC Soft Computer
5400 Tech Data Drive
Clearwater FL 33760
For Additional Information Contact Kathryn Branca
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Soft Computer, Clearwater, FL, initiated a correction on the following SoftPath GUI versions: 3.17.5 to 3.17.9, 4.2.1 to 4.2.3, and 4.3.0 to SoftPath architecture does not correctly handle AP macros and data fields inside report sections that are stored in the database. Improper information can be displayed in all places where the diagnosis from the database is read and displayed.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action The firm, SCC Soft Computer, sent a "CORRECTION COMMUNICATION" notice on July 13, 2011 to its customers. The notice describes the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to restrict security access to the template set-up files and to acknowledge receipt of the notice; grant SCC personnel permission to check their report templates and correct any that are affected; indicate if they wish to schedule the utility to be run and if they would like to have the SoftWeb parameter PathPDFLinkOnly set to "Y". SCC will review the templates on the customers systems; discuss any irregularities requiring change and move or remove AP macros and data elements as needed. If you have any questions, contact the Director of Quality Management at (727)789-0100.
Quantity in Commerce 142
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) including states of: AR, AL, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SD, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV including Puerto Rico; country of 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.