Recall of Access AFP QC

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 3
  • 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
    Single (specified) analyte controls (assayed and unassayed) - Product Code JJX
  • Reason
    The recall was initiated after beckman coulter confirmed an issue with the access afp qc kits (ref 33219) which contain three levels of control material identified as qc1, qc2, and qc3, beckman coulter has confirmed that vials of qc1 in the kit lots identified above contain microbial contamination. customers may see that the results from a contaminated vial of qc1 are within the established refere.
  • Action
    A Product Corrective Action (PCA) letter was sent on the week of April 19, 2010 to all customers who purchased the Access Immunoassay Systems AFP QC material, lot numbers referenced above. The letter provided the customers with an explanation of the problem identified and instructed the customers to (1) Please discard all remaining inventory of the three Access AFP QC kit lots identified above, including all vials of QC1, QC2, and QC3. (2) Please review your ac and patient results obtained while using the affected control lots. Interpret Access AFP test results in light of the clinical presentation of the patient, including: symptoms, clinical history, data from other tests and other appropriate information. (3) Please share this information with your laboratory staff and retain this notification as part of your laboratory Quality System documentation. (4) Complete and return the enclosed response form within 10 days so we can be assured that you have received this important notification. For customers that need assistance or have any questions regarding this notification, they were instructed to contact Technical Support at 1-800-854-3633 in the United States and Canada.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers: 911158, 911581, and 917631
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide and Canada
  • Product Description
    Access Immunoassay Systems AFP QC, Part Number: 33219 || The Access AFP QC is intended for monitoring system performance of immunoenzymatic procedures for the quantitative measurement of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) using the Access Immunoassay Systems.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Beckman Coulter Inc., 200 S Kraemer Blvd, Brea CA 92821-6208
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source