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Class 2 Device Recall Beckman Coulter, Cholesterol Assay

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  Class 2 Device Recall Beckman Coulter, Cholesterol Assay see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 15, 2014
Date Posted January 28, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on February 19, 2016
Recall Number Z-1025-2015
Recall Event ID 70030
510(K)Number K925603  
Product Classification Enzymatic esterase--oxidase, cholesterol - Product Code CHH
Product Beckman Coulter, Cholesterol Assay, Catalog No. OSR6X16
Code Information All Lots
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), when administered in therapeutic concentrations for the treatment of acetaminophen overdose, interferes with the assays for these analytes: Cholesterol OSR6X16, Uric Acid OSR6X98, Lactate OSR6X93, and Lipase OSR6X30. NAC interference may lead to falsely low results.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action A customer notification letter was sent to their customers on 12/15/14 to inform them that Beckman Coulter has recently confirmed that N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), when administered in therapeutic concentrations (for the treatment of acetaminophen overdose), has been determined to interfere with assays for the following analytes: Cholesterol OSR6X16, Uric Acid OSR6X98, Lactate OSR6X93, and Lipase OSR6X30. The letter informs the customers of the problems identified and the actions to be taken. Customers are instructed to complete and return the enclosed Response Form within 10 days. Customers with questions are instructed to call (800) 223-0130 in the US and Canada. Customers outside the US and Canada are instructed to contact their local Beckman Coulter Representative.
Quantity in Commerce 59,965 units total (21,782 units in US)
Distribution Nationwide in US and Puerto Rico. World Wide: Albania, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyrus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
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 = CHH and Original Applicant = OLYMPUS CORP.