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Class 2 Device Recall Access Ostase Reagent

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  Class 2 Device Recall Access Ostase Reagent see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 10, 2011
Date Posted March 21, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on June 26, 2012
Recall Number Z-1240-2012
Recall Event ID 61214
510(K)Number K994278  
Product Classification Electrophoretic separation, alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes - Product Code CIN
Product Access Ostase Reagent, Part Number: 37300, subsequent product code: JIS.

The Access Ostase Assay is used for the quantitative measurement of bone alkaline phosphatase (BAP), an indicator of osteoblastic activity, in human serum and plasma. This device is intended to be used as an aid in the management of postmenopausal osteoporosis and Pagets disease.
Code Information Lot Numbers: Expiration dates: 011167 04/30/2011  017561 09/30/2011 014486 7/31/2011
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
For Additional Information Contact Clair K. O'Donovan, Ph.D.
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The recall was initiated because Beckman confirmed that the Access Ostase Calibrator and QC lots do not meet expiration date claims. The Access Ostase Reagent Kit lots identified were quality control tested and released using Access Ostase Calibrator and QC lots that contain the implicated raw material.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process design
Action Beckman Coulter sent an "URGENT PRODUCT CORRECTION" letter dated November 9, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter identifies the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The letter instructs customers to discontinue use and discard all remaining inventory. In addition, a Response Form was enclosed for customers to complete and return. Contact Beckman's Customer Support Center at (800) 854-3633 for questions regarding this notice.
Quantity in Commerce 8228 units total (1193 units in US)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India,Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Panama, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Venezuela.
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 = CIN and Original Applicant = BECKMAN COULTER, INC.