Recall of Device Recall Capillary Caps for RAPIDLyte Multicap and MulticapS Blood Collection Capillaries

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics 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
    Tubes, vials, systems, serum separators, blood collection - Product Code JKA
  • Reason
    Capillary caps for rapidlyte multicap and multicap-s blood collection capillaries may not attach and result in breakage of the glass capillary.
  • Action
    Siemens Healthcare issued an Urgent Field Safety Notice via e-mail to affected Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Regional offices on January 22, 2015 both in the United States and elsewhere for communication with affected customers. Siemens advises customers to use caution when applying the Capillary Caps with Siemens Multicap glass and Multicap-S plastic capillaries to minimize the potential for breakage or bending.


  • Model / Serial
    All lot codes
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution. US Nationwide, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Curacao, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates.
  • Product Description
    Siemens Healthcare Caps for capillary 50/60 uL, Package count 200 || For use with blood collection Multicap glass and Multicap-S plastic capillaries || SMN: 10328655 || Legacy Part number: 478527
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc, 2 Edgewater Drive, Norwood MA 02062
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source