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Class 2 Device Recall UniCel DxH 800 Floor Cabinet

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  Class 2 Device Recall UniCel DxH 800 Floor Cabinet see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 20, 2010
Date Posted April 13, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 02, 2014
Recall Number Z-1978-2011
Recall Event ID 58016
510(K)Number K081930  
Product Classification Counter, differential cell - Product Code GKZ
Product UniCel DxH 800 Floor Cabinet Part Number: 723335

The UniCel DxH 800 Analyzer is a quantitative, automated hematology analyzer for in vitro diagnostic use in screening patient populations found in clinical laboratories. The UniCel DxH 800 Analyzer provides: - Complete Blood Count (CBC), Leukocyte 5 Part Differential (Diff), Reticulocyte (Retic) and Nucleated Red Blood Cell (NRBC) on whole blood - Total Nucleated Count (TNC) and Red Cell Count (RBC) on Body Fluids (cerebrospinal, serous and synovial) (BF)
Code Information All serial numbers, SW version
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
There is a possibility that a specimen could be diluted if a user requests Diluent Dispense while specimens are being automatically processed in cassette presentation. The dilution may cause erroneous results. IMPACT: Erroneous results from a diluted specimen could impact clinical decision making in cases such as blood transfusion, chemotherapy or antibiotic administration- particularly for popu
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action The firm, Beckman Coulter, sent an "URGENT: PRODUCT CORRECTIVE ACTION" (PCA) letter with PCA Response Form (via US Postal Service for US customers) dated October 20, 2010, to all customers who purchased the UniCel DxH 800 Coulter Cellular Analysis System. This letter describes the product, problem and the following actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to remove all cassettes from the mix station prior to initiating the Diluent Dispense function to prevent the likelihood of a specimen being diluted; do not use pre-diluted samples for RETIC counts; verify that their information Technology personnel are aware that the Body Fluids data string is only transmitted to the LIS using the US numeric separators and the Body Fluid results are properly validated at the LIS. This will be corrected in a future version; use the lip on the reagent drawer as shown in the picture above; avoid touching the drawer slides while replacing containers; clean all spills promptly to reduce the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens; complete and return enclosed PRODUCT CORRECTIVE ACTION RESPONSE FORM via fax to 786-639-7500/7501/7502/7503/7503/7504; mail to: Beckman Coulter, Inc., Attn: Regulatory Affairs Mail Code 31-B06, 11800 S.W. 147th Avenue, PO Box 169015, Miami, FL 33116-9015 or email to: Regulatory.Notifications@beckmancoulter.com, and share this information with their laboratory staff and retain this notification as part of their laboratory Quality System documentation. If you have any questions regarding this PCA, contact Beckman Coulter Customer Service at 800-526-7694 in the United States or Canada, or consignees/customers local Beckman Coulter representative.
Quantity in Commerce 422 units in total (175 in US)
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries including: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Macao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, 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 = GKZ and Original Applicant = BECKMAN COULTER, INC.