Recall of ADVIA Centaur XP Immunoassay System (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 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
    When the instrument cover is raised, the cover is supported by a gas spring attached at the middle of the cover. over time, the gas spring may lose its effectiveness and fail to support the cover in its full or partially open position. this may lead to the cover falling unexpectedly.
  • Action
    Siemens is requesting their customers to ensure that any objects placed on the cover are removed prior to opening. If the cover is unable to stay partially raised customers are requested to contact Siemens Technical Support to arrange for the gas spring to be serviced. Siemens technical support representatives will be routinely inspecting the gas spring on regular preventive maintenance cycles or service visits.


  • Model / Serial
    ADVIA Centaur XP Immunoassay System (an in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD))Siemens Material Number: 10338631ARTG Number: 175890
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source