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Class 2 Device Recall SYNCHRON System(s) Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Reagent

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  Class 2 Device Recall SYNCHRON System(s) Rheumatoid Factor (RF) Reagent see related information
Date Initiated by Firm June 21, 2010
Date Posted March 22, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 02, 2012
Recall Number Z-1743-2011
Recall Event ID 56397
510(K)Number K971788  
Product Classification System, test, rheumatoid factor - Product Code DHR
Product SYNCHRON System(s) Chemistry RF Rheumatoid Factor Part Number 475136

RF reagent, when used in conjunction with SYNCHRON LX System(s), UniCel DxC 600/800 System(s) and SYNCHRON Systems CAL 5 Plus, is intended for quantitative determination of Rheumatoid Factor concentration in human serum or plasma.
Code Information Lot #M907325
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
200 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6208
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The recall was initiated because Beckman Coulter testing indicated that Rheumatoid Factor (RF) reagent lot M907325 will not remain stable to the labeled expiration date.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action The firm Beckman Coulter, sent a "URGENT: PRODUCT CORRECTIVE ACTION" letter dated June 25, 2010 to the consignees/customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to take the following actions: *Discontinue use and discard appropriately Rheumatoid Factor (RF) reagent lot M907325 *Contact their Customer Service Representative at (800) 526-3821 in the United States or (800) 463-7828 in Canada to discuss reagent replacement options. *Complete and return the FAX BACK RESPONSE FORM via fax to (714) 961-4234 or mail to: Beckman Coulter, Inc., Attn: Regulatory Affairs, 250 S. Kraemer Blvd., Brea, California 92821, Mail Code E2.SE.08 Consignees/customers were asked to share this information with laboratory staff and retain this notification as part of their laboratory Quality System documentation. If consignees/customers forwarded the affected products listed above to another laboratory, then they need to also provide a copy of the Product Corrective Action letter to the laboratory. If they have any questions regarding this Product Corrective Action letter, consignees were told to call Beckman Coulter Customer Support Center (Hotline) at (800) 854-633 in the United States and Canada.
Quantity in Commerce 58 units
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA including states of: AZ, CA, CO, IA, PA, NH, NV, NY, and WA; and countries of: Belgium, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, 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.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = DHR and Original Applicant = BECKMAN INSTRUMENTS, INC.