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Class 2 Device Recall Dimension Vista (R) (UCFP) Flex (R) Reagent Cartridge catalog number K3026

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  Class 2 Device Recall Dimension Vista (R) (UCFP) Flex (R) Reagent Cartridge catalog number K3026 see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 19, 2012
Date Posted October 17, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 27, 2014
Recall Number Z-0017-2014
Recall Event ID 64808
Product Classification Turbidimetric, total protein - Product Code JGQ
Product Dimension Vista (R) Urinary/Cerebrospinal Fluid Protein (UCFP) Flex (R) Reagent Cartridge Lot 11349BB

The Urinary / Cerebrospinal Fluid Protein method is an in vitro diagnostic test for the quantitive measurement of protein in urine and cerebrospinal fluid on the Dimension Vista System.
Code Information Lot No. 11349BB
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc.
500 Gbc Dr Ms 514
PO BOX 6101
Newark DE 19702-2466
For Additional Information Contact Siemens Customer Service
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Siemens has confirmed an increase on absorbance errors when calibrating Dimension Vista Urinary/Cerebrospinal Fluid Protein (U CFP) Flex Reagent Cartridge lot 11349 BB.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action The firn, Siemens, sent an "Urgent Medical Device Correction" letter (dated December 2012) was provided to all Dimension Vista (R) UCFP customers who have received UCFP lot 11349BB. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers are instructed to discontinue use and discard any remaining inventory of Dimension Vista UCFP lot 11349BB; provide instructions for product replacement; and complete and return the attacted REQUEST FOR REPLACEMENT FORM via fax to (302) 631-8467. Siemens will replace any un-used inventory of this lot, at no charge. If you have any questions, please contact your Siemens Technical Solutions Center. your local Siemens Technical Support Representative or 800-441-9250.
Quantity in Commerce 3395
Distribution Worldwide distribution: US (nationwide) including sates of: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, ID, KY, KS, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, PA, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, and PR; and country of: UK.
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.