Recall of Device Recall COULTER HmX Hematology Analyzer with Autoloader

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
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  • Event Risk Class
    Class 2
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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
    Counter, differential cell - Product Code GKZ
  • Reason
    The recall was initiated because beckman coulter has identified a problem with integrated circuit chips used in different boards throughout the beckman coulter lh500/hmx/hmx autoloader hematology analyzer.
  • Action
    The firm, Beckman Coulter, sent an "URGENT PRODUCT CORRECTION" letter dated March 2, 2011, with attached PCA Response Form (via US Postal Service for US Customers) to all customers who purchased the COULTER¿ LH 500 Series Analyzer, COULTER¿ HmX Hematology Analyzer, and COULTER¿ HmX Hematology Analyzer with Autoloader. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were informed that the suspect Integrated Circuit Chips have been removed from all systems in inventory and manufacturing. The customers were instructed to share this information with their laboratory staff and retain this notification as part of their laboratory Quality System documentation. If customers have forwarded any of the affected product(s) listed on the PCA letter to another laboratory, please provide a copy of the letter to them. The customers were instructed to complete and return the enclosed Response Form within 10 days so Beckman are assured they have received this important communication and are taking appropriate action. The customers with any technical questions regarding the Product Corrective Action were instructed to contact Beckman Coulter Customer Service at 800-526-7694 in the United States and Canada or contact their local Beckman Coulter Representative.


  • Model / Serial
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries of: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, and Singapore.
  • Product Description
    COULTER¿ HmX Hematology Analyzer || with Autoloader || Part number: 6605525, 6605526, 6605527 || The COULTER HmX Hematology Analyzer is a quantitative, automated hematology analyzer and leukocyte differential cell counter for In Vitro Diagnostic Use in clinical laboratories.
  • Manufacturer


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