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Date Initiated by Firm July 01, 2016
Date Posted September 09, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on February 10, 2017
Recall Number Z-2770-2016
Recall Event ID 74654
Product Classification Stains, hematology - Product Code KQC
Product Fluorocell PLT reagent, Catalog #CD994563
Fluorocell PLT is used to stain platelets in a diluted blood sample for the counting of platelets with the Sysmex XN-Series automated hematology analyzers
Code Information Lot number A5053, Expiration date 12/21/2016 Lot number A5054, Expiration date 12/21/2016 Lot number A5041, Expiration date 9/2/2016 Lot number A5042, Expiration date 9/2/2016 Lot number A5044, Expiration date 10/2/2016 Lot number A5046, Expiration date 11/9/2016 Lot number A5047, Expiration date 11/17/2016 Lot number A5048, Expiration date 11/17/2016 Lot number A5049, Expiration date 11/26/2016 Lot number A5050, Expiration date 11/26/2016 Lot number A5055, Expiration date 12/24/2016 
Recalling Firm/
Sysmex America Inc
577 Aptakisic Rd
Lincolnshire IL 60069-4325
For Additional Information Contact Sysmex Technical Assistance Center
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
There is a potential that fluorescent platelet (PLT-F) and immature platelet fraction (IPF%) results performed using the recalled lots may exhibit lower than expected PLT-F and IPF values. The issue may be recognized by a large discrepancy between the Impedance platelet (PLT-I) value and a false low PLT-F value. In most cases, the falsely decreased PLT-F results displayed a "PLT Abn Scattergram" message with asterisks beside the results indicating the data is unreliable. In rare instances, platelet flags may be absent. The PLT-I counts are unaffected. The PLT-F is a reflex test used to confirm PLT-I results due to flagging or low values. As such, the likely impact to patient results is low. Affected results display a discrepancy between the PLT-I and PLT-F, with lower than expected PLT-F results that do not match the patient's clinical picture.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Under Investigation by firm
Action Sysmex sent a Product Notification Letter dated August 2016, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. . Customers were instructed to cease use and discard the affected lots, and reply to Sysmex America, Inc. using the provided fax-back form. An updated Product Notification (Attachment 1) was mailed to all XN-Series customers on August 12, 2016 informing them of the additional recalled lots. This notification included the phone number for the Technical Assistance Center at 1-888-879-7639 in the U.S., and 1-888-679-7639 in Canada.
Quantity in Commerce 3868 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US (Nationwide, Washington DC) Canada; Cuba; Chile; and Dominican Republic.
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.