Recall of Dimension Chemistry Wash

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
    Siemens healthcare diagnostics has received complaints of chemistry wash causing qc and patient sample result shifts on ctni, ltni, ft4, tsh, pbnp and lpbn when using chemistry wash lots rd23031, rd23111, rd23241, rd23311, rd23391, and rd23461.
  • Action
    Siemens is requesting their customers to discontinue use of all affected lots and to ensure that calibration of assays have been calibrated with unaffected lots.


  • Model / Serial
    Dimension Chemistry WashCatalogue number: RD701Siemens material number: 10445052Lot numbers:RD23031 - Expiry 29 Apr 2013RD23111 - Expiry 7 May 2013RD23241 - Expiry 19 May 2013RD23311 - Expiry 26 May 2013RD23391 - Expiry 4 June 2013RD23461 - Expiry 11 June 2013ARTG number: 182554
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source