Recall of Device Recall Access Folate Calibrators

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Beckman Coulter Inc..

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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
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  • Event Date Posted
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
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  • 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
    Acid, folic, radioimmunoassay - Product Code CGN
  • Reason
    Beckman coulter is recalling the access folate calibrators because it may produce falsely elevated results that could mask a folate deficiency.
  • Action
    Beckman Coulter sent an "URGENT PRODUCT CORRECTION" letter dated July 24, 2012 to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, problem, and the actions to be taken by the customers. Customers were instructed to complete and return the enclosed Response Forms within 10 days. Customers with questions were instructed to call (800) 854-3633 in the US and Canada. Outside of the US and Canada, customers were instructed to contact their local Beckman Coulter representative.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot# 112788, 115741, 118917
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Viet Nam, and Zimbabwe.
  • Product Description
    Access Folate Calibrators, Part Number: A14207. || The Access Folate assay is a paramagnetic particle, chemiluminescent immunoassay for the quantitative determination of folic acid levels in human serum, plasma (heparin) or red blood cells using the Access Immunoassay Systems. The serum folate level is an indicator of recent folate intake. A low RBC folate value can indicate a prolonged folate deficiency. The Access Folate Calibrators are intended to calibrate the Access Folate assay using the Access Immunoassay Systems.
  • Manufacturer


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