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Class 2 Device Recall UniCel Closed Tube Aliquotter for UniCel DxC 660i, 680i, 860i and 880i Synchron Access Clinical Sys

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  Class 2 Device Recall UniCel Closed Tube Aliquotter for UniCel DxC 660i, 680i, 860i and 880i Synchron Access Clinical Sys see related information
Date Initiated by Firm July 06, 2012
Date Posted October 12, 2012
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 15, 2012
Recall Number Z-0059-2013
Recall Event ID 63191
510(K)Number K042291  K060256  K103842  
Product Classification Analyzer, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
Product Unicel Closed Tube Aliquotter (UCTA) for UniCel DxC 660i, UniCel DxC 680i, UniCel DxC 860i, UniCel DxC 880i Synchron Access Clinical Systems. Part Number A45853.

Product Usage: The UniCel DxC Synchron Clinical Systems are fully automated, computer-controlled clinical chemistry analyzers designed for the in-vitro determination of a variety of general chemistries, therapeutic drugs, and other chemistries. Analysis can be performed on serum, plasma, urine, or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and whole blood (sample type is chemistry dependent).
Code Information Serial Numbers: 547-574 (UCTA)
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 Coulter has confirmed that the current sample syringe pump drive assemblies installed on DxC Integrated ystem with UniCel Closted Tube Aliquotter (UCTA) serial numbers between 547 and 574 may cause a hardware motion error (ID0x08000501).
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action The recall notification was initiated on July 6, 2012 with Beckman Coulter forwarding a Product Corrective Action (PCA) letter with attached PCA Response Form to all customers who purchased the UniCel DxC 880i, UniCel DxC 860i, UniCel 680i, UniCel DxC 660i Clinical System Integrated Workstations UCTA Sample Syringe Pump Drive Assembly. The letter provides the customers with an explanation of the problem identified and an action to be taken. Customers were notified that Beckman Coulter will schedule a Service Call to replace the affected sample syringe pump drive assemblies. Customers were instructed to complete and return the enclosed PCA Response Form within 10 days. Customers with any questions regarding the PCA, were instructed to call Customer Support at (800) 854-3633 in the US and Canada. Outside the US and Canada, customers were instructed to contact Beckman Coulter Representative.
Quantity in Commerce 18 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution and US (nationwide) and the countries of China, France, Italy and Taiwan.
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 = JJE and Original Applicant = BECKMAN COULTER, INC.