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Class 2 Device Recall Dimension Vista System (MG)

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  Class 2 Device Recall Dimension Vista System (MG) see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 30, 2015
Date Posted November 25, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 01, 2016
Recall Number Z-0339-2016
Recall Event ID 72399
510(K)Number K061655  
Product Classification Photometric method, magnesium - Product Code JGJ
Product Dimension Vista System (MG) ; Flex reagent cartridge Catalog number K3057, SMN 10445158. For the quantitative measurement of magnesium in human serum, plasma and urine on the Dimension Vista System.
Code Information Lot Number 15063BA 
Recalling Firm/
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc.
500 Gbc Dr Ms 514
PO BOX 6101
Newark DE 19702-2466
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Erroneous low results on a small number of reagent wells. There is the potential for under-recovery on certain wells for quality control (QC) and patient sample results. The under-recovery ranged from -0.3 mg/dL [0.12 mmol/L] to -1.6 mg/dL [0.66 mmol/L]; equivalent to a maximum negative bias of -88%.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action An Urgent Medical Device Recall dated September 2015 was provided to all Dimension Vista MG customers who received the affected lot to notify them of the issue, the potential risk to health, and actions to be taken by customers. 1. An Urgent Medical Device Recall was provided to all customers who received the affected lot to notify them of the following: Siemens has received customer complaints for Dimension Vista¿ MG lot 15063BA, regarding sporadic depressed serum/plasma and QC results. Discontinue use and discard their remaining inventory of the affected lot. Review the letter with their Medical Director. Siemens will replace any unused inventory of the affected lot.
Quantity in Commerce 3601
Distribution Distributed US (nationwide) including DC and the states of IL, CA, GA, LA, TX, TN, FL, SC, IA, TN, DE, NJ, WA, MS, KY, NY, WI, OH, OH, MO, UT, KS, VA, AR, WV, MA, PA, AL, CO, IN, MT, NM, ME, AZ, NM, MO, and NC, and the country of 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 = JGJ and Original Applicant = DADE BEHRING, INC.