Recall of Device Recall Access Immunoassay Systems TOTAL hCG

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, human chorionic gonadotropin - Product Code JHI
  • Reason
    The recall was initiated because beckman coulter has confirmed that certain access total ¿hcg reagent packs show decreased stability from the date of manufacture, which may lead to increased imprecision.
  • Action
    The recall communication was initiated on March 18, 2009 with Beckman Coulter forwarding an Urgent: Product Corrective Action (PCA) letter dated March 13, 2009 with attached PCA Response Form (via US Postal Service for US Customers) to all customers who purchased the Access Immunoassay Systems total ¿hCG. The letter provides the customers with an explanation of the problem identified and an action to be taken. Customers were instructed to discontinue use of the reagent lot numbers 824542 and 825652, and discard any unused reagent packs. Customers were asked to review their historical records for low level quality control to ensure that the assay performance for the referenced lot numbers has been within their laboratory specifications. They were also asked to share the information with their laboratory staff and retain the letter for their Quality System documentation, and then complete and return the enclosed response form within 10 days so that they may be assured that consignees received the notification. Finally they were told to contact Customer Technical Support Center at 1-800-854-3633 in the US and Canada, or their local Beckman Coulter Representative with any questions.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers 824542 and 825652.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution -- US, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Lithuania, Macao, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, and Zambia.
  • Product Description
    Access Immunoassay Systems Total ¿hCG. || The Access Total ¿hCG assay is a paramagnetic particle, chemiluminescent immunoassay for the quantitative determination of total ¿hCG 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