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

Class 2 Device Recall COULTER ACT 5diff Autoloader Hematology Analyzer

  • 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 ACT 5diff Autoloader Hematology Analyzer see related information
Date Initiated by Firm February 23, 2011
Date Posted April 14, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on July 16, 2012
Recall Number Z-1979-2011
Recall Event ID 58173
510(K)Number K030291  
Product Classification Counter, differential cell - Product Code GKZ
Product COULTER AC-T 5diff Autoloader Hematology Analyzer, Part Number: 175356, Serial
Numbers(s): All Serial Numbers

The COULTER ACT-T 5diff Autoloader (AL) hematology analyzer is a 26-parameter, fully automated hematology analyzer, including a five-part leukocyte differential counter, capable of analyzing samples in a closed-vial Autoloader mode or a Manual (Stat) mode (open- or closed-vial).
Code Information Serial Numbers(s): All Serial Numbers
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 Beckman Coulter identified a problem with occasional unexpectedly high results for RBC, HCT, PLT and MPV without instrument generated messages, for the first run of a capped patient sample. Upon repeat analysis the results are correct. Patients could be affected as described below: (1) False high RBC and HCT may result in a delay of treatment, or the delivery of
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action The firm, Beckman Coulter, sent an "URGENT: PRODUCT CORRECTION" letter dated February 23, 2011 with an enclosed customer response form to all customers who have the affected instruments via US Postal Service (in US). The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed not to analyze specimens using the Autoloader. Instead, analyze their samples uncapped (open vial) using the Manual (Stat) Mode. The end of this notice includes a Quick Reference for Running Manual Samples. For more detailed instructions, please refer to your instrument's Instructions for Use (IFU), part number 624026, Section 8.4 Running Manual (Stat) Samples. An electronic version of the IFU can be found in the instrument's On-Line Help screen as well as the Beckman Coulter web site. For inconsistent data during patient's follow-up, please consider unusual/unanticipated high or elevated platelet levels as possible falsely elevated results due to this failure. An appropriate action for the need to look-back at previous results is at the discretion of the Laboratory Director, given the fact that laboratories have a variety of measures that are employed to ensure the validity of the results. Some of these provisions include delta checks, laboratory protocols for validating results and interaction with physicians. Additionally, the customers were also requested to complete and return the enclosed PRODUCT CORRECTION RESPONSE FORM within ten (10) days via fax to 786-639-7500/7501/7502/7503/7504; 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. For any questions concerning this notice, contact Beckman Coulter Customer Service at 800-526-7694 in the United States or Canada, or contact your local Beckman Coulter representative.
Quantity in Commerce 1,211 units
Distribution Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries of: Angola Mexico Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Botswana, Bulgaria, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Palestinian, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation,Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland,Taiwan, Tanzania, and Turkey.
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.