Recall of Device Recall Access Thyroglobulin Assay

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
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  • Event Date Posted
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  • 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
    System,test,thyroglobulin - Product Code MSW
  • Reason
    Beckman coulter, inc. is recalling access thyroglobulin reagent packs because some may exhibit greater than 10% imprecision at concentrations <10 ng/ml.
  • Action
    On 07/28/2015 the firm sent out customer notification letters via first class mail and e-mail. The firm's letter contained the following instructions: 1. Discard all Access Thyroglobulin reagent pack lots listed in the letter. 2. Evaluate Access Thyroglobulin results <10 ng/mL when using the reagent pack lot numbers listed to determine if controls and/or patients were higher than expected or did not match the clinical status of the patient. 3. At the discretion of the Laboratory Director, notify clinicians that it is possible the Access Thyroglobulin sample results reported by the laboratory were affected by this issue. The firm's notification letter requests that the information be shared with laboratory staff. If any affected products have been forwarded provide a copy of the letter to them. The firm requests that customers complete and return the Response Form within 10 days. Any questions contact the Customer Care Center: 1. From website at 2. By phone: call 1-800-854-3633 in the United States and Canada. 3. Outside the United States and Canada, contact local Beckman Coulter representative


  • Model / Serial
    Catalogue number: 33860 Lot numbers: 431990 434727 430969 522896 523251  Expiration date: 10/31/16 12/31/16 08/31/16 04/30/17 05/31/17
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-US (nationwide) including Puerto Rico and the countries of Algeria, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vietnam and Yemen.
  • Product Description
    Access Thyroglobulin Assay; 100 determinations, 2 packs, 50 tests/pack. For the quantitative determination of thyroglobulin levels in human serum and plasma 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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