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Class 2 Device Recall Siemens Dimension Phenytoin Flex Reagent Cartridge

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  Class 2 Device Recall Siemens Dimension Phenytoin Flex Reagent Cartridge see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 24, 2014
Date Posted October 29, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 17, 2016
Recall Number Z-0148-2015
Recall Event ID 69372
510(K)Number K911056  
Product Classification Enzyme immunoassay, diphenylhydantoin - Product Code DIP
Product siemens Dimension¿ Phenytoin Flex¿ Reagent Cartridge

The PTN method used on the Dimension¿ clinical chemistry system is an in vitro diagnostic test intended to measure phenytoin (dilantin, diphenylhydantoin), an anti-epileptic drug, in human serum and plasma. PTN test results are used in the diagnosis and treatment of phenytoin overdose and in monitoring levels of phenytoin to ensure appropriate therapy.
Code Information lot FA5154, exp. 2015-06-03
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
Internal testing has confirmed a low absorbance range between the levels 1 and 5 calibrators with this lot resulting in the potential for a positive or negative bias and imprecision across the PTN assay range.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action Siemens sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall Notification dated September 2014, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed as follows: " Discontinue use and discard any remaining inventory of PTN lot FA5154, and complete the attached form indicating your replacement product needs in the attached Field Correction Effectiveness Form. " Siemens will replace any unused inventory of the affected lot at no charge. We apologize for the inconvenience this situation may have cause. If you have any questions, please contact Siemens Customer Care Center - Technical Solutions at (800) 441-9250, or your local Siemens technical support representative.
Quantity in Commerce 1733
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including Puerto Rico., and the countries of Australia, Brazil, Bahamas, Canada, Chile, India, Japan and Uruguay
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 = DIP and Original Applicant = E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO., INC.