Recall of Device Recall Dimension Vista Myoglobin Calibrator

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
    Calibrator, secondary - Product Code JIT
  • Reason
    Dimension vista myoglobin calibrator (myo cal) may produce a positive shift in myo qc and patient test results that exceeds acceptance criteria for this product. a positive shift observed up to 12% at myo concentrations within and above the reference range of the assay. depending on quality control limits, this drift may not be detected.
  • Action
    The firm, Siemens, sent an "Urgent Medical Device Recall"letter dated November 2014, to all customers who received the affected lot. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to: Review this letter with your Medical Director; discard your remaining inventory; recalibrate with an alternate in-date lot of MYO CAL, and complete and return the attached Field Correction Effectiveness Check Form and fax the form to (312) 275-7795. Siemens will replace any unused inventory of the affected lot at no charge. If you have any questions, please contact your Siemens Customer Care Center - Technical Solutions at 800-441-9250 or your local Siemens technical support representative.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot 4FD085, exp. 12-01-2014
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution: US (nationwide) and country of: Canada.
  • Product Description
    Dimension Vista Myoglobin Calibrator (MYO CAL), Lot 4FD085 || Product usage: in vitro diagnostic product for the calibration of Myoglobin (MYO) method on the Dimension Vista System.
  • Manufacturer


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