• Decrease font size
  • Return font size to normal
  • Increase font size
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Class 2 Device Recall Coulter MAXM Hematology Analyzer and MAXM Hematology Analyzer with Autoloader

  • Print
  • Share
  • E-mail
Super Search Devices@FDA
510(k) | DeNovo | Registration & Listing | Adverse Events | Recalls | PMA | HDE | Classification | Standards
CFR Title 21 | Radiation-Emitting Products | X-Ray Assembler | Medsun Reports | CLIA | TPLC

New Search Back to Search Results
  Class 2 Device Recall Coulter MAXM Hematology Analyzer and MAXM Hematology Analyzer with Autoloader see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 14, 2010
Date Posted March 18, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 02, 2014
Recall Number Z-1731-2011
Recall Event ID 57757
510(K)Number K911385  
Product Classification Differential Cell Counter - Product Code GKZ
Product Coulter MAXM Hematology Analyzer and MAXM Hematology Analyzer with Autoloader.

Hematology Analyzers; Part Number: 6604569, 6604687, 6705995, 6705996, 6705997, 6705998, 6705999, and 6706000.

Quantitative, automated, differential cell counters for in vitro diagnostic use.
Code Information All serial numbers.
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
200 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6208
For Additional Information Contact Clair K. O'Donovan, Ph.D.
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
The recall was initiated because Beckman Coulter has confirmed the Coulter MAXM, MAXM AL, HmX and HmX AL Analyzers omit the tilde (~) character when the tilde is used as part of the Sample 10 within a barcode label scanned by the primary mode barcode reader. There is a potential for Specimen or Patient misidentification to occur.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action The recall communication was initiated on 12/14/2010 with Beckman Coulter forwarding an Urgent: Product Corrective Action (PCA) letter with attached PCA Response Form (via US Postal Service for US Customers) to all customers who purchased the COULTER HmX Hematology Analyzer, COULTER HmX Hematology Analyzer with Autoloader, COULTER MAXM Analyzer, COULTER MAXM Hematology Analyzer with Autoloader. The letter provides the customers with an explanation of the problem identified and an action to be taken. Customers were instructed not to use the tilde (~) character in Specimen or Patient identifiers. In addition, customers were instructed to complete and return the enclosed PCA Response Form within 10 days. Customers with any technical questions regarding this Product Corrective Action were instructed to call Beckman Coulter Customer Service at 800-526-7694 in the United States or Canada, or contact their local Beckman Coulter representative.
Quantity in Commerce 4288 units total
Distribution Worldwide Distribution -- US, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Egypt, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libyan Arab, Jamahiriya, Lithuania, Macao, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, U.S. Virgin Islands, Yemen, and Zambia.
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 = GKZ and Original Applicant = COULTER ELECTRONICS, INC.