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Class 2 Device Recall Unicel DXC and SYNCHRON LX Clinical Systems

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  Class 2 Device Recall Unicel DXC and SYNCHRON LX Clinical Systems see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 22, 2010
Date Posted April 26, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 02, 2014
Recall Number Z-2078-2011
Recall Event ID 57779
510(K)Number K042291  
Product Classification Electrode, ion specific, potassium - Product Code CEM
Product UniCel¿ DxC 800

The UniCel¿ DxC Synchron¿Clinical Systems are fully automated, computer-controlled clinical chemistry analyzers designed for the in vitro determination of a variety of general chemistries, therapeutic drugs, and other chemistries. Analysis can be performed on serum, plasma, urine, or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and whole blood (sample type is chemistry dependent).
Code Information Part Number: A11816  Subsequent Product Codes: CEK, CEO, CFJ, CGA, CGX, CJW, DCK, DLZ, JFL, JFP, JGJ, JGS, JIY, JJE, JXM, LFP
Recalling Firm/
Beckman Coulter Inc.
200 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6208
For Additional Information Contact Clair K. ODonovan, Ph.D.
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
This recall was initiated because Beckman Coulter has confirmed that for User-Defined Chemistries (UDRs), the polychrome correction is not automatically updated when wavelengths are modified.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Environmental control
Action The firm, Beckman Coulter, sent an "URGENT: PRODUCT CORRECTIVE ACTION (PCA)" letter dated October 20, 2010 with attached PCA Response Form (via US Postal Service for US Customers) to all customers who purchased Synchron LX and UniCel¿¿ DxC Clinical Systems Operating Software (all versions). The letter describes the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to do the following: -After modifying any UDR wavelength, they MUST reboot to apply the update of the polychrome correction. -If the modified UDR requires calibration, recalibrate after rebooting. - Complete and return the enclosed RESPONSE FORM within 10 days via fax to (714) 961-4234 or mail to: Beckman Coulter, Inc., Attn: Regulatory Affairs, 250 S. Kraemer Blvd, PO Box 8000, Brea, California, 92282-8000; Mail Code E2.SE.08. In addition, the customers were instructed to share this information with their laboratory staff and retain this notification as part of their laboratory Quality System documentation. If customers forwarded any of the affected product listed above to another laboratory, please provide a copy of this letter to them. If customers have any questions regarding this Product Corrective Action letter, please call Beckman's Customer Support Center (Hotline) at (800) 854-3633 in the United States and Canada or www.beckmancoulter.com/customersupport/supportrequests.
Quantity in Commerce 4879 units total (3490 in US)
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries including:Angola, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macao, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Nez Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, 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 = CEM and Original Applicant = BECKMAN COULTER, INC.