Recall of Device Recall Beckman Coulter, Cholesterol 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
  • Event Status
  • Event Country
  • Event Terminated Date
  • Event Source
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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
    Enzymatic esterase--oxidase, cholesterol - Product Code CHH
  • Reason
    N-acetyl cysteine (nac), when administered in therapeutic concentrations for the treatment of acetaminophen overdose, interferes with the assays for these analytes: cholesterol osr6x16, uric acid osr6x98, lactate osr6x93, and lipase osr6x30. nac interference may lead to falsely low results.
  • Action
    A customer notification letter was sent to their customers on 12/15/14 to inform them that Beckman Coulter has recently confirmed that N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), when administered in therapeutic concentrations (for the treatment of acetaminophen overdose), has been determined to interfere with assays for the following analytes: Cholesterol OSR6X16, Uric Acid OSR6X98, Lactate OSR6X93, and Lipase OSR6X30. The letter informs the customers of the problems identified and the actions to be taken. Customers are instructed to complete and return the enclosed Response Form within 10 days. Customers with questions are instructed to call (800) 223-0130 in the US and Canada. Customers outside the US and Canada are instructed to contact their local Beckman Coulter Representative.


  • Model / Serial
    All Lots
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide in US and Puerto Rico. World Wide: Albania, Algeria, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyrus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  • Product Description
    Beckman Coulter, Cholesterol Assay, Catalog No. OSR6X16
  • Manufacturer


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