Recall of Access

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Beckman Coulter 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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  • Type of Event
  • Event ID
  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
  • Event Number
  • Event Initiated Date
  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
  • Event Source URL
  • Notes / Alerts
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Extra notes in the data
    in vitro diagnostic - Product Code DDC
  • Reason
    Low end imprecision affecting both s0 calibrators and patient samples which can lead to inaccurate low level patient results when using the access thyroglobulin antibody assay.
  • Action
    A Product Corrective Action (PCA) letter was mailed on Oct 27, 2006 to all Thyroglobulin Antibody customers. They are informed that there has been an increase in customer feedback regarding low end imprecision affecting both S0 calibrators and patient samples, which can lead to inaccurate low level patient results when using the Access Thyroglobulin Antibody assay. The letter informs the customer that the firm recommends that they use an alternate method for testing TgAb. (Letter was sent by US mail). Customers are asked to complete and return the enclosed response form within 10 days.


  • Model / Serial
    518729 (expires 10/31/06); 520617 (expires 12/31/06); 612764 (expires 12/31/06); 613481 (expires 3/31/07); 614541 (expires 5/31/07); 616787 (expires 8/31/07)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide and Canada
  • Product Description
    Access¿ Immunoassay Systems Thyroglobulin Antibody Reagent Kit, Part Number 33890
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Beckman Coulter Inc, 200 S Kraemer Blvd, Brea CA 92822-6208
  • Source