Recall of Access Immunoassay Systems

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
    Analyzer, chemistry (photometric, discrete), for clinical use - Product Code JJE
  • Reason
    The recall was initiated because beckman confirmed a customer report that a timing conflict can occur while aspirating samples for the access total bhcg assay.
  • Action
    Beckman Coulter sent a "PRODUCT CORRECTIVE ACTION" letter dated September 24, 2008 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. Customers were instructed to share this information with their laboratory staff and retain the notification as part of their laboratory Quality System documentation. Customers were instructed to complete and return the enclosed response form. Customers with questions regarding this notification were instructed to contact Technical Support at (800) 854-3633 or their local Beckman Coulter representative.


  • Model / Serial
    Part Number: A54378, UniCel DxC 600i APF,  Lot Numbers: 722631, 823677. Part Number: A54379, UniCel DxC 600i AAF, Lot Numbers: 722630, 823675.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the country of Canada.
  • Product Description
    Access Immunoassay Systems Assay Protocol File (APF) Software versions for UniCel DxC 600i Systems. || Part Number: A54378, UniCel DxC 600i APF, || Part Number: A54379, UniCel DxC 600i AAF. || The Access Immunoassay System is an in vitro diagnostic device used for the quantitative, semi-quantitative or qualitative determination of various analyte concentration found in human body fluids.
  • Manufacturer


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