Recall of Siemens RapidLab 1200 Series, RapidPoint 400 Series and RapidPoint 500 Analyzers AQC Cartridge

According to New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, this recall involved a device in New Zealand that was produced by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

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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  • Notes / Alerts
    Data from New Zealand is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, 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 New Zealand.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Recalling Organisation: Siemens Healthcare (NZ) Ltd, Millennium Centre, Part Level 2, Building A, 600 Great South Road, Ellerslie, AUCKLAND 1051
  • Reason
    Manufacturer confirms that the automatic quality control (aqc) can be difficult to remove from the system, and will occasionally post a d33.2 valve error and fail to ejecy from the instrument. manufacturer advises the error is generated only during a failed ejection of the aqc cartridge. the issue appears to coincide with the recent introduction of the new return spring design for their aqc cartridge.
  • Action
    Product to be modified



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