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Class 2 Device Recall Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Dimension Vista HbA1c Flex reagent cartridge and HB1C Flex reagent

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  Class 2 Device Recall Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Dimension Vista HbA1c Flex reagent cartridge and HB1C Flex reagent see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 30, 2014
Date Posted November 21, 2014
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 10, 2015
Recall Number Z-0420-2015
Recall Event ID 69434
510(K)Number K102045  K102510  
Product Classification Assay, glycosylated hemoglobin - Product Code LCP
Product Siemens Dimension HB1C Flex reagent cartridge; Dimension Hemoglobin A1c (HB1C) Flex reagent cartridge on the Dimension 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 Siemens Dimension Vista HbA1c Flex reagent cartridge: Catalog Number K3105A, Siemens Material Number (SMN) 10470481, Lot Numbers 13294BA 13308BA 13329AA 13350AA 14006AA 14041BA 14069BB 14083BA   Siemens Dimension HB1C Flex reagent cartridge: Catalog Number DF105A, Siemens Material Number (SMN) 10483822, Lot Numbers GA4266 BA4273 BA4280 BA4287 GA4301 GA4315 GC4322 GA4343 GA4350 GA4357 GA5013 GA5020         
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
Certain lots of the reagent cartridges show confirmed positive bias averaging 0.4% Hemoglobin A1c units and occasionally up to 1.0% HbA1c units for patient samples when compared to the National Glycohemoglobin Standardization Program (NGSP). QC samples may exhibit a similar bias.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action Siemens sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter dated September 2014 was provided to all Dimension Vista¿ HbA1c and Dimension¿ HB1C customers who received the affected lots to notify them of the issue, the potential risk to health, and actions to be taken by customers. Customers were instructed to discontinue use of and discard the affected devices. Customers need to review the letter with their Medical Director. Siemens will replace any unused inventoryof the affected lots at no charge. Customers were asked to complete the attached form and fax it to 302-631-7795. Customers should retain a copy of the letter with their laboratory records, and forward the letter to those who may have received this product. Customers with questions should contact their Siemens Customer Care Center - Technical Solutions or their local Siemens technical support representative. For questions regarding this recall call 800-441-9250.
Quantity in Commerce 53, 046
Distribution Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) and internationally to: Canada.
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 = SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOSTICS
510(K)s with Product Code = LCP and Original Applicant = SIEMENS HEATLHCARE DIAGNOSTICS INC