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Class 2 Device Recall UniCel DxH 800 Coulter Cellular Analysis System

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  Class 2 Device Recall UniCel DxH 800 Coulter Cellular Analysis System see related information
Date Initiated by Firm October 20, 2010
Date Posted April 29, 2011
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on September 02, 2014
Recall Number Z-2114-2011
Recall Event ID 58282
510(K)Number K081930  
Product Classification Counter, differential cell - Product Code GKZ
Product UniCel DxH 800 Coulter Cellular Analysis System Part Number: 629029

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.
250 S Kraemer Blvd
Brea CA 92821-6232
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
For Panels containing CBC: The RBC and HCT are improperly corrected and not flagged when there is a WBC Pump Failure and the WBC ~ 140x103/uL. For Body Fluid Panels: The RBC is improperly corrected and not flagged when there is a WBC Pump Failure. IMPACT: Erroneous RBC and/or HCT could affect the interpretation and management of patients at risk with various types of anemias.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Action The recall communication was initiated on 10/20/2010, with Beckman Coulter forwarding a Product Corrective Action (PCA) letter with PCA Response Form (via US Postal Service for US customers) to all customers who purchased the UniCel DxH 800 Coulter Cellular Analysis System. This letter informs the customers about the problems identified and provides an action/resolution to this issue. When a WBC Pump Failure occurs, the WBC or TNC results will be flagged with 'R' and the WBC Pump Failure System message. The RBC and/or HCT results associated with these affected analyses also require review. This will be corrected in a future version of software. Beckman Coulter asked consignees to complete and return the enclosed response form within 10 days and share this information with laboratory staff and retain this notification as part of laboratory Quality System documentation. Questions were directed to Beckman Coulter Customer Service at 800-526-7694 in the United States or Canada, or consignees local Beckman Coulter representative.
Quantity in Commerce 422 units in total (175 in US)
Distribution Nationwide in the US and worldwide to: 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.