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Class 2 Device Recall AutoMate 2500 Family

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  Class 2 Device Recall AutoMate 2500 Family see related information
Date Initiated by Firm January 18, 2018
Create Date March 21, 2018
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 27, 2023
Recall Number Z-1151-2018
Recall Event ID 78999
Product Classification Calculator/data processing module, for clinical use - Product Code JQP
Product AutoMate 2550 "High Speed" Catalog Number ODL25255; AutoMate 1250 "Standard" Catalog Number ODL25125. Chemistry analyzer sample processing and sorting system.
Code Information All units in the AutoMate 2500 Family are affected; Serial Numbers - 1107, 4048, 4055, 4025, 4052, 4079, 4091, 4076, 4072, 4073, 4074, 4111, 4097, 1054, 1055, 1048, 1049, 1147, ODL25125-1342, ODL25125-1354, 1251, ODL25255-4530, ODL25255-4531, 4126, 4127, 4169, 4171, 4341, 4324, ODL25255-4536, ODL25255-4535, ODL25255-4397, 4141, 4143, 4144, 4146, ODL25255-4606, 4148, ODL25255-4577, ODL25255-4605, 4302, 4304, 4352, ODL25255-4352, 4330, ODL25255-4419, ODL25255-4534, ODL25255-4416, ODL25255-4401, 4168, 4107, 4255, 4257, 4252, 4256, 4254, 4253, 4236, ODL25255-4437, ODL25255-4443, ODL25255-4444, ODL25255-4438, 4294, 4293, ODL25255-4556, ODL25255-4382, ODL25255-4378, ODL25255-4377, ODL25255-4379, ODL25255-4380, ODL25255-4381, ODL25255-4420, ODL25255-4421 
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
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Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
A misaligned pipette tip sensor poses the remote risk of cross-contamination when failing to cause a no-tip error, resulting in pipetting patient samples without pipette tips.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Device Design
Action A recall notification letter was sent to affected US consignees on 1/19/2018 notifying them of the issue. In addition, the recalling firm is instructing field service engineers to inspect the tip present sensor for misalignment at the next service visit.
Quantity in Commerce 73 units in US
Distribution Worldwide distribution. US nationwide, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Macao, Mayotte, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, 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.