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Class 2 Device Recall HB1C Flex(R) Reagent Cartridge

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  Class 2 Device Recall HB1C Flex(R) Reagent Cartridge see related information
Date Initiated by Firm April 22, 2013
Date Posted January 03, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on February 12, 2014
Recall Number Z-0625-2014
Recall Event ID 65409
510(K)Number K011852  
Product Classification Assay, glycosylated hemoglobin - Product Code LCP
Product HB1C Flex(R) Reagent Cartridge (DF105A, Siemens Material Number 10483822) for the Dimension(R) Clinical Systems.

Dimension(R) Hemoglobin A1c (HB1C) Flex(R) reagent Cartridge on the Dimension(R) clinical chemistry system is an in vitro diagnostic assay for the quantitative determination of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in human anticoagulated whole blood. Measurements of hemoglobin A1c are effective in monitoring long term glucose control in individuals with diabetes mellitus.
Code Information Catalog number DF105A (Siemens Material Number 10483822) - Lot numbers GA3099, exp. 4/9/13; GA3141, exp. 5/21/13; GA3197, exp. 7/16/13; GA3247, exp. 9/4/13; GA3113, exp. 4/23/13; GA3162, exp. 6/11/13; GB3211, exp. 7/30/13; GA3267, exp. 9/24/13; GA3134, exp. 5/14/13; GA3169, exp. 6/18/13; GA3232, exp. 8/20/13; GB3281, exp. 10/8/13, GC3302, exp. 10/29/13.
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
Positive bias on the lots listed compared to alternate methods and a higher frequency of "Above Assay Range" flags with the lots listed.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action Siemens sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter in April 2013 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to immediately discard any remaining inventory of the affected product. Siemens will replace any unused inventory at no charge. Customers were asked to complete the attached form and fax it to 302-631-8467 to indicate they have received the information. Customers were asked to retain the letter with their laboratory records and forward the letter to those who may have received the affected product. Customers with questions were instructed to contact their Siemens Technical Solutions Center or their local Siemens technical support representative. For questions regarding this recall call 1-800-441-9250.
Quantity in Commerce 11006 Total
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and internationally to Canada and Mexico.
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 = LCP and Original Applicant = DADE BEHRING, INC.