Recall of Device Recall Access Immunoassay Systems Estradiol

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
    radioimmunoassay, estradiol - Product Code CHP
  • Reason
    The recall was initiated after beckman coulter confirmed that three lots of access estradiol reagent (ref 33540) contains an incorrect raw material which may produce incorrect patient results.
  • Action
    A Product Corrective Action (PCA) letter dated March 17, 2010, with attached PCA Customer Response Form was sent to the affected customers. The letter describes the product, problem and actions to be taken by the customers. The customers were instructed to discontinue use of the three Access Estradiol Reagent lots; discard all remaining inventory of affected product; share this information with laboratory staff and retain the notification as part of their laboratory Quality System documentation, and complete and return the enclosed response form within 10 days via fax to 786-639-4000 or mail: Beckman Coulter, Inc., 1000 Lake Hazeltine Drive, Chaska, MN 55318, Attn: Regulatory Affairs. The following product replacement contacts were provided: In the United States, please contact Client Services at 1-800-526-3821. In Canada, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-463-7828. Outside the United States and Canada, contact your local Beckman Coulter Representative. Questions and assistance could be obtained through Technical Support at 1-800-854-3633 in the United States and Canada. Outside the United States and Canada, contact consignees were told to contact their local Beckman Coulter Representative.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers: 913016 (exp. 6/20/2010), 915171 (exp. 10/30/2010), 917766 (exp. 12/21/2010)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA and Internationally to: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zambia
  • Product Description
    Access Immunoassay Systems Estradiol, Part Number: 33540 || Intended use: The Access Estradiol assay is a paramagnetic particle, chemiluminescent immunoassay for the quantitative determination of Estradiol levels in human serum and plasma using the Access Immunoassay systems.
  • Manufacturer


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