Recall of Access CEA Assay

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
    System, test, carcinoembryonic antigen - Product Code DHX
  • Reason
    Beckman coulter is recalling the access cea reagent packs because they were filled incorrectly.
  • Action
    An Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated 10/13/15 was sent to all customers who purchased the Access CEA Reagent Kit to inform them that Beckman Coulter has determined that the Access CEA reagent packs (P/N 33200) were filled incorrectly. The packs contain insufficient quantity of reagents in one of the pack wells. The letter informs the customers of the impact and the actions to be taken. Customers are instructed to complete and return the enclosed response form within 10 days. Customers with questions are instructed to contact Beckman Coulter's Customer Technical Support at, (800) 854-3633 in the US and Canada. Customers outside of the US and Canada are instructed to contact their local Beckman Coulter representative.


  • Model / Serial
    595027 595029
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-US (nationwide) and the countries of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.
  • Product Description
    Access CEA Assay, Part No. 33200. For the quantitative determination of Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) levels in human serum.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Beckman Coulter Inc., 250 S Kraemer Blvd, Brea CA 92821-6232
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source