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  Class 2 Device Recall see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 06, 2005
Date Posted October 06, 2005
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on January 26, 2012
Recall Number Z-0009-06
Recall Event ID 33453
510(K)Number K965240  K011213  K023049  
Product Classification Analyzer, Chemistry (Photometric, Discrete), For Clinical Use - Product Code JJE
Product Synchron LX Systems Version 4.5
Operating Software
Code Information Synchron LX 20 and PRO Version 4.5 Operating Software Part Number A21127 (Upgrade Kit) Software Versions V4.5N4.6 CDB (Chemistry Database). Synchron LXi Version 4.5 Operating Software A21128 (Upgrade Kit) Software Versions V4.5N4.6 CDB(Chemistry Database).     
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc
200 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92822-6208
For Additional Information Contact Nancy E. Johnson
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Synchron LX Systems Operating Software Version 4.5/v4.6 CBD (Chemistry Database) introduced an adjustment to the urine Uric Acid database calculation scheme which for some patients, depending on the volume of 24 hour urine sample, results may be reduced from above the upper limit of the laboratory's reference interval to below the limit.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software design
Action Customers were notified by letter dated September 6, 2005 with work around instruction provided in the letter.
Quantity in Commerce 868
Distribution Nationwide and 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 = JJE and Original Applicant = BECKMAN COULTER, INC.
510(K)s with Product Code = JJE and Original Applicant = BECKMAN INSTRUMENTS, INC.