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Class 2 Device Recall MicroScan Pos Combo Panel Type 21

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  Class 2 Device Recall MicroScan Pos Combo Panel Type 21 see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 01, 2015
Create Date December 30, 2015
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 29, 2016
Recall Number Z-0558-2016
Recall Event ID 72779
Product Classification Panels, test, susceptibility, antimicrobial - Product Code LTT
Product MicroScan Pos Combo Panel Type 21, Part No. B1017-201

MicroScan Pos (Positive) panels are designed for use in determining antimicrobial agent susceptibility and/or identification to the species level of rapidly growing aerobic and facultative gram-positive cocci, some fastidious aerobic gram-positive cocci and Listeria monocytogenes.
Code Information 2016-05-05 Part No. B1017-201 
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
For Additional Information Contact Rula Melconian
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Beckman Coulter has confirmed falsely negative results for Voges-Proskauer (VP) (pale-pink/brown/colorless) with Quality Control (QC) American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) organism Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213 in a portion of affected lots of MicroScan Pos Combo and MicroScan Pos Breakpoint Combo panels. The expected result is positive.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action The firm, Beckman Coulter, sent an "URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE RECALL" letter dated December 1, 2015, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. The customers were instructed to discontinue use and discard any remaining inventory of lots listed; return the attached form for product replacement; retain your inventory of the other lot numbers of the panel types, as they are not impacted by this issue; discuss content of the letter with your laboratory director/staff, retain the notification as part of your laboratory QS documentation; if you have forwarded any of the affected products to another laboratory provide them a copy of the letter, and complete and return the enclosed Response Form within 10 days via mail to: Beckman Coulter, Inc., 1584 Enterprise Blvd., West Sacramento, CA 95691, Attn: Quality Systems & Compliance or Fax: 916-374-2119 or email: MicrobiologyCustomersHCUS@beckman.com. Customers with questions are instructed to contact their Customer Support Representative at http://www.beckmancoulter.com or by phone at (800) 677-7226 in US and Canada.
Quantity in Commerce 284 units total (96 units in US)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) Distribution and to the countries of : Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Mexico, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand and United Kingdom.
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.