Recall of Device Recall Dimension QuikLYTE Dilution Check

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
    Electrode, ion specific, potassium - Product Code CEM
  • Reason
    A positive bias beyond 5% resulting in a dilution check failure or an unnecessary dilution check correction if the positive bias is greater than 1% and less than 5%. the dilution check correction would be detected by qc; however, if not detected by qc, the calibration curve would be decreased and cause elevated sodium, potassium and chloride patient results.
  • Action
    An Urgent Medical Device Recall letter, dated February 2015, was provided to all Dimension¿ system customers who received the affected lot to notify them that Siemens confirmed customer complaints of failing dilution checks when using QuikLYTE Dilution Check lot 4MD707. The letter also instructed them to immediately discontinue use and discard all inventory of Dimension QuikLYTE¿ Dilution Check lot 4MD707. Siemens offered a no charge replacement with a non-impacted lot.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog Number S640, Siemens Material Number (SMN) 10444872, Lot Number 4MD707
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution.
  • Product Description
    QuikLYTE Dilution Check: used to monitor and adjust for the dilution ratio on Dimension clinical chemistry systems with the QuikLYTE module. || Intended Use of the QuikLYTE module : The Na+, K+, Cl and TCO2 methods on the Dimension clinical chemistry system with the QuikLYTE module are in vitro diagnostic tests intended for the quantitative measurement of sodium, potassium, chloride and total carbon dioxide in human serum and heparinized plasma. They are also intended for the quantitative measurement of Na+, K+ and Cl- in urine.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc., 500 Gbc Dr Ms 514, PO BOX 6101, Newark DE 19702-2466
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source