Recall of Device Recall IMMULITE 2000/IMMULITE 2000 XPi Italian Cypress

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, 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
    System, test, radioallergosorbent (rast) immunological - Product Code DHB
  • Reason
    Immulite 2000/2000xpi italian cypress (t23l4), lots 206 and 208, fail to meet specifications to support the shelf-life stability of 2 years (24 months) expiration date as indicated on the products label.
  • Action
    Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics issued an Urgent Medical Device Recall Letter (IMC-15-11A.US, dated May 6, 2015) in the US via FedEx, and an Urgent Field Safety Notice (IMC-15-11A.OUS, May 2015) outside the US on May 6, 2015. Customers were instructed to immediately discontinue use of and discard IMMULITE 2000/IMMULITE 2000 XPi Italian Cypress allergen, lot 206. The shelf-life of IMMULITE 2000/IMMULITE 2000 XPi Italian Cypress allergen, lot 208, has been shortened to June 30, 2015. Discontinue use and discard lot 208 after June 30, 2015. Customers are requested to complete and return the Effectiveness Check questionnaire attached to the Urgent Medical Device Recall letter within 30 days in the US and OUS and fax to Customer Care Center at 312-275-7795.


  • Model / Serial
    Kit lots 206 (exp. 6-30-2015) and 208 (exp. 11-30-2015)
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution-Distributed in the states of Florida, New Mexico and New York and the countries of Australia, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, and Spain.
  • Product Description
    IMMULITE 2000/IMMULITE 2000 XPi Italian Cypress 3g Allergy, Catalog # T23L4 (40 test), Siemens Material Number (SMN) 10386079, IVD. || For in vitro diagnostic use with the IMMULITE 2000 Systems Analyzers for the quantitative measurement of allergen-specific IgE in human serum, as an aid in the clinical diagnosis of IgE-mediated allergic disorders.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc., 511 Benedict Ave, Tarrytown NY 10591-5005
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source