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Class 2 Device Recall GENS SlideMaker

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  Class 2 Device Recall GENS SlideMaker see related information
Date Initiated by Firm May 29, 2008
Date Posted February 25, 2010
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 29, 2011
Recall Number Z-0851-2010
Recall Event ID 48978
Product Classification Automated Slide Stainer - Product Code KPA
Product GEN*S SlideMaker, Barcode Label Specifications, GEN*S SM Intended Use, GEN*S Slide and Sample, Part Numbers 6605360, P/N 4237221, 4237212, and 4277299.

Intended for use as an optional peripheral to the COULTER GEN*S System. Creates a blood smear on a clean microscope slide using a segment of the blood sample aspirated by the GEN*S System.
Code Information All Software Versions.
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc
200 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92822-6208
For Additional Information Contact
714-993-5321 Ext. 8383
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Beckman Coulter has become aware of a potential issue in which the Sample ID information embedded in the barcode affixed to a slide made by the Coulter GEN*S and LH SlideMaker does not match the text.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action An Urgent: Product Corrective Action letter, dated June 9, 2008, was sent to customers. The letter identified the affected products, stated the background, discussed the issue, and stated the actions to be taken. Customers are to: 1. Only use upper case alpha characters in the Sample Identifier 2. If you must use lower case alpha characters in the Sample Identifier, configure the SlideMaker Slide labels without a bar-code. Questions regarding the Product Corrective Action should be directed to Beckman Coulter Customer Service at 1-800-526-7694 or your local Beckman Coulter Rep.
Quantity in Commerce 4
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- USA 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.