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Class 2 Device Recall Access 2 Immunoassay System

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  Class 2 Device Recall Access 2 Immunoassay System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm March 07, 2017
Date Posted March 15, 2017
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on March 01, 2018
Recall Number Z-1709-2017
Recall Event ID 76688
510(K)Number K922823  
Product Classification Analyzer, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
Product Access 2 Immunoassay Systems, Part No. 81600N

Product Usage:
The Access 2 and UniCel DxI Access Immunoassay Systems are in vitro diagnostic devices used for the quantitative, semi-quantitative or qualitative determination of various analyte concentrations found in human body fluids.
Code Information Serial No. 511527 - 511678; 511681 - 512212
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Beckman Coulter is recalling the Access 2 Family of Immunoassay Systems because a circuit board that controls motor functions can affect device positioning on the pipettor and incubator belt while the instrument is running. The position errors cause the instrument to stop running and cancel tests that are in process.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software Design Change
Action An Urgent Medical Device Recall letter was sent on 3/7/17 to inform customers that Beckman Coulter has determined through internal investigation that a circuit board that controls motor functions in the instrument systems listed above can affect device positioning on the pipettor and incubator belt while the instrument is running. Customers are informed of the impact, action to be taken, and the resolution. Customers are instructed to complete and return the enclosed Response Form within 10 days. Customers with any questions are instructed to contact Customer Technical Support Center: ¿ From our website: http://www.beckmancoulter.com ¿ By phone: call 1-800-854-3633 in the United States and Canada. ¿ Outside the United States and Canada, contact your local Beckman Coulter representative.
Quantity in Commerce 851 units total for all products (291 units in US)
Distribution Affected geographies: Algeria, Austria, Australia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Colombia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malawi, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Pakistan, Paraguay, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, 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 = JJE and Original Applicant = BIO-RAD LABORATORIES, INC.