Recall of ADVIA Centaur and ADVIA Centaur XP

According to Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, this recall involved a device in Australia that was produced by Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd.

What is this?

A correction or removal action taken by a manufacturer to address a problem with a medical device. Recalls occur when a medical device is defective, when it could be a risk to health, or when it is both defective and a risk to health.

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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class II
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Country
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Extra notes in the data
  • Reason
    A potential vacuum leak may occur around the glass rod sensor in the waste reservoir, caused by the gasket on the housing of the glass rod sensor sliding out of position. if the error occurs, the analyser will alarm and no results will be generated.
  • Action
    Siemens is advising users to inspect the gasket under the Glass Rod Sensor if an error code due to low vacuum is displayed, and contact Siemens Technical Support for a replacement gasket if required. Siemens will be inspecting the Glass Rod Sensor on all analysers during the next service visit to replace if necessary. Siemens recommends discussing this notification with the laboratory director.


  • Model / Serial
    ADVIA Centaur and ADVIA Centaur XPSiemens Material Number: 10321568, 10329339, 10364455ARTG Number: 175890
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source