Recall of ADVIA Centaur Cleaning Solution. An in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD).

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

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 III
  • 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
    Siemens healthcare diagnostics has confirmed the advia centaur systems cleaning solution, lots 459356 and 443105, has degraded at a higher than expected rate. siemens have confirmed that there is sufficient concentration of sodium hypochlorite to ensure effective instrument cleaning at this time.
  • Action
    Siemens is advising their customers to discontinue use of and discard the affected kit lots. This action has been closed-out on 26/02/2016.


  • Model / Serial
    ADVIA Centaur Cleaning Solution. An in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD).Catalogue Number: 112748Lot Numbers: 459356, 443105Expiration Date: November 2014ARTG Number: 174700
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source