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Class 2 Device Recall RapidLab 1265

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  Class 2 Device Recall RapidLab 1265 see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 06, 2015
Date Posted July 02, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on August 02, 2017
Recall Number Z-1962-2015
Recall Event ID 71073
510(K)Number K073537  
Product Classification Glucose oxidase, glucose - Product Code CGA
Product The Rapidlab 1265 system is a blood gas analyzer used for laboratory testing of blood gases, electrolytes, metabolites and CO-oximetry in arterial, venous and capillary whole
blood samples.
Code Information Siemens Material Number (SMN): 10321852, 10470366, 10491395, 10335524
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc
333 Coney St
East Walpole MA 02032-1516
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
D50 and D51 diagnostic error codes are not functional.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action Siemens sent an Urgent Field Safety Notice April 2015, to all affected customers. Customers were notified of the recall beginning on May 6, 2015 via Federal Express. Foreign customers were notified starting on May 5, 2015 via method determined by each countries local regulations and procedures. The notification informs customers of the issue and asks customers to do the following: Ensure that the Glucose and Lactate sensor contacts are aligned and completely seated with the contacts on the analyzer, Analyze a minimum of 2 levels of quality control material after installing the sensors, as indicated in the RAPIDLab 1200 Operator's Guide, Review this letter with your Medical Director. Complete and return the Field Correction Effectiveness Check Form attached to this letter within 7 days. Retain this letter with your laboratory records, and forward this letter to those who may have received this product. For further questions please call (800) 242-3233.
Quantity in Commerce 2713 devices
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - Nationwide Distribution including Puerto Rico and to the countries of : Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Herzog,Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany,Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, P.R. China, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic Korea, Romania, Russian Fed, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, U.A.E., United Kingdom, Venezuela and Vietnam.
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 = CGA and Original Applicant = SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS DIAGNOSTICS