Recall of Device Recall Access Thyroglobulin Antibody II Reagent, Part Number: A32898

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
  • 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
    immunochemical, thyroglobulin autoantibody - Product Code JNL
  • Reason
    The affected access thyroglobulin antibody ii reagent may produce inaccurate results due to a change in the thyroglobulin that was used in the kits.
  • Action
    Beckman Coulter sent an "Urgent Product Corrective Action" letter dated June 29, 2010, with attached Customer Response form to the affected customers. The letter identified the affected product and issue. Customers were instructed to: (1) Discontinue use of Access Thyroglobulin Antibody II reagent lot numbers 916271, 917073, and 918433. (2) Review results in the context of the total clinical presentation of the patient, and rerun questionable results using another reagent. (3) Complete and return a response form within 10 days. (4) For replacement contact Beckman Coulter at (US) 1-800-526-3821, (Canada) 1-800-463-7828. Customer Technical Support can be contacted at 1-800-854- 3633.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers: 917073, 918433 & 916271
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution : United States, including states of CA, CO, FL, GA. IA, IL, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI, and country of Canada.
  • Product Description
    Beckman Coulter Access Thyroglobulin Antibody II Reagent, Part Number: A32898. The Access Thyroglobulin Antibody II (TgAb) assay intended use is for the quantitative determination of thyroglobulin antibody 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