Recall of BD FACSCanto 10 colour configuration (Cytometer). 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 Becton Dickinson 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 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
    Bd has determined that there is a problem with the laser cooling fans and the fluidics cart internal fan impacting bd facscanto. the instrument laser cooling fans and the internal fan of the associated fluidics cart are non-operational potentially affecting the life os the laser of the instrument. both problems are caused by a reversed wiring configuration that occurred during manufacturing.
  • Action
    A BD service representative will contact the customer to arrange for correction. This action has been closed-out on 18/02/2016.


  • Model / Serial
    BD FACSCanto 10 colour configuration (Cytometer). An in vitro diagnostic medical device (IVD)Serial Number: V65733800038ARTG Number: 188752
  • Manufacturer