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Class 2 Device Recall Access Free T4 Calibrator

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  Class 2 Device Recall Access Free T4 Calibrator see related information
Date Initiated by Firm November 11, 2010
Date Posted April 11, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 11, 2012
Recall Number Z-1945-2011
Recall Event ID 58163
510(K)Number K982250  
Product Classification Radioimmunoassay, free thyroxine - Product Code CEC
Product Access Free T4 Calibrator, Part Number: 33885, Lot Numbers: 014769

The Access Free T4 Calibrators are intended to calibrate the Access Free T4 assay for the quantitative determination of free thyroxine levels in human serum and plasma (heparin) using the Access Immunoassay Systems
Code Information Lot Numbers: 014769
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
The recall was initiated because the stability claim for Access Free T4 calibrator lot 014769 is not met. The affected T4 calibrator lot can produce quality control and patient results that are erroneously low (by greater than 2 standard deviations). An erroneously low patient result may lead to misdiagnosis and/or delayed treatment.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action The firm, Beckman Coulter, sent an "URGENT: PRODUCT CORRECTIVE ACTION" (PCA) letter dated November 29, 2010 to its customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to do the following: ACTION/RESOLUTION: " Discontinue use of Access Free T4 calibrator lot 014769. " Review historical quality control performance and determine whether any reported patient results were obtained while using a faulty calibration. If results were affected, you will see a shift downward in control recovery that produces out-of-range low QC results. " If patient results were obtained with Access Free T4 calibrator lot number 014769, it is possible they are erroneously low. If any patient results were reported in the period between the time the erroneous calibration with the affected lot was performed and when a different calibrator lot was used, the laboratory should consider advising physicians to whom results were reported so they can evaluate whether diagnosis or treatment decisions should be revisited. " No further orders of Access Free T4 Calibrator lot number 014769 will be shipped. Alternate lots will be provided for current and future replenishment orders or requests. Consignees/customers were asked to share this information with laboratory staff and retain this notification as part of their laboratory Quality System documentation; and complete and return the enclosed RESPONSE FORM via fax to Beckman Coulter at 786-639-4000. For product replacement: " In the United States, please contact Client Services at 1-800-526-3821, option 1. " In Canada, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-463-7828. " Outside of the United States and Canada, contact local Beckman Coulter representative. Questions and answers regarding this issue were enclosed for consignee/customer reference. Additional questions, were directed to the Customer Support Center on the Beckman Coulter website at http://www.beckmancoulter.com/customer
Quantity in Commerce 459 units
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA and countries including: Argentina, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Russian Federation, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Venezuela, 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 = CEC and Original Applicant = BECKMAN INSTRUMENTS, INC.