Recall of Device Recall Beckman Coulter Synchron Ammonia (AMM) Reagent

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
    Enzymatic method, ammonia - Product Code JIF
  • Reason
    The ammonia reagent lot m808278 may fail calibration or cause a low shift in quality control recovery on some synchron systems.
  • Action
    Beckman Coulter mailed a Product Corrective Action (PCA) Letter on April 13, 2009 dated April 10, 2009 to all affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The letter informed customers to discontinue use and discard appropriately the lot number(s) of the affected product and contact their Customer Service Representative at (800) 526-3821 (US), or (800)463-7828 for reagent replacement. Customers were instructed to complete and return the enclosed response form within 10 days so that Beckman Coulter may maintain records. Customers were told to call the Customer Support Center (Hotline) at (800) 854-3633 with any questions regarding the PCA letter.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Number M808278
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and the country of Canada
  • Product Description
    SYNCHRON Ammonia (AMM) Reagent || Product Usage: || AMM reagent, when used in conjunction with SYNCHRON LX System(s), UniCel DxC 600/800 System(s) and SYNCHRON Systems Ammonia Calibrators, is intended for the quantitative determination of Ammonia concentration in human plasma.
  • Manufacturer


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