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Class 2 Device Recall Siemens Dimension(R) Chemistry Wash (RD701)

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  Class 2 Device Recall Siemens Dimension(R) Chemistry Wash (RD701) see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 06, 2013
Date Posted December 24, 2013
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 27, 2014
Recall Number Z-0561-2014
Recall Event ID 65131
510(K)Number K963498  
Product Classification Radioimmunoassay (two-site solid phase), ferritin - Product Code JMG
Product Dimension(R) Chemistry Wash (RD701), Siemens Material Number (SMN) 10445052

Product Usage: Used in the Dimension(R) system with the heterogeneous module
Code Information Lot numbers RD23031, exp 2013-04-29; RD23111, exp 2013-05-07; RD23241, exp 2013-05-19; RD23311, exp 2013-06-04; and RD23461, exp 2013-06-11
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc.
500 Gbc Dr Ms 514
PO BOX 6101
Newark DE 19702-2466
For Additional Information Contact Customer Support
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics received complaints of Chemistry Wash causing QC and patient sample result shifts on CTN1, LTN1, FT4, TSH, PBNP and LPBN when using Chemistry Wash lots RD23031, RD23111, RD23241, RD23311, RD23391, and RD23461. These lots shipped between 12/12/2012 and 3/22/2013. Internal investigation has confirmed shifts can be encountered in two scenarios: 1 - When an affected l
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action Siemens sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated May 2013 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product and lots, the reason for the field action, the risk to health and the action(s) to be taken. Customers were instructed to discontinue use and discard inventory of the affected product. Siemens will replace any unused inventory of the affected lots at no charge. For questions contact your Siemens Technical Center or your local Siemens technical support representative.
Quantity in Commerce 17,719
Distribution US Nationwide and OUS.
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 = JMG and Original Applicant = DADE CHEMISTRY SYSTEMS, INC.