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Class 2 Device Recall DHEA RIA Reagent

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  Class 2 Device Recall DHEA RIA Reagent see related information
Date Initiated by Firm September 09, 2010
Date Posted July 26, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on May 04, 2012
Recall Number Z-2882-2011
Recall Event ID 57968
510(K)Number K921534  
Product Classification Radioimmunoassay, dehydroepiandrosterone (free and sulfate) - Product Code JKC
Product DHEA RIA Reagent

The DSL8900 DHEA radioimmunoassay is intended for quantitative determination of dehydroepiandrosterone in serum or plasma. This assay is intended for in vitro diagnostic use.
Code Information Lot numbers: 991112, 991346, 991584, 991857, 992115, 992359, 992458, 992854 were manufactured at: Beckman Coulter, Diagnostics Systems Laboratories, a Beckman Coulter Company, 445 West Medical Center Blvd, Webster, Texas 77598.  Lot numbers: 100115A, 100205A, 100205RA, 100226A, 100226RA, 100319A, 100319RA, 100409A, 100409RA, 100430A, 100430RA, 100521A, 100611A, 100611RA, 100702A, 100723A, 100723B, 100723RA, 100813A, 100813RB, 100813C were manufactured at: Immunotech, Prague, a Beckman Coulter Company, Radiova 1, Praha, 10227, Czech Republic.
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 customer reports that DHEA measurements using DHEA RIA (REF DSL-8900) kit lots identified may overstate actual DHEA levels in patient samples.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Process control
Action Beckman Coulter sent an "URGENT: PRODUCT CORRECTION ACTION" letter dated November 15, 2010 to all affected customers. The letter describes the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. The letter instructs customers to discontinue using the affected products and discard them according to local regulations. Customers were asked to review patient DHEA results ran on the affected lots and interpret them in light of additional tests (such as LH, FSH, testosterone, DHEA-S, cortisol, 17-hydroxyprogesterone, and estradiol) and the patient's clinical status. A response form was enclosed for customers to complete and return. Contact the Beckman Coulter Technical Support Center at 1-800-854-3633 in the United States, or their local Beckman Coulter Representative for questions regarding this notification.
Quantity in Commerce 3,542 units (1181 in US)
Distribution Worldwide Distribution--USA (nationwide) and the countries of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, 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 = JKC and Original Applicant = DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS LABORATORIES, INC.