Recall of Device Recall IMMULITE/ IMMULITE 1000 CMV IgM Assay

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 Status
  • Event Country
  • 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
    Antibody igm,if, cytomegalovirus virus - Product Code LKQ
  • Reason
    Multiple customers reported seeing an increase in imprecision with some patients resulting in high % cvs with the immulite 2000/2000xpi cmv (igm) assay starting with reagent lots 259 and above.
  • Action
    The firm, Siemens, issued an "Urgent Medical Device Recall" Letter (IMC16-22.A.US, dated 8/30/2016) in the US and an "Urgent Field Safety Notice" (IMC16-22.A.OUS, dated August 2016) Outside the US (OUS) starting on 8/30/2016 The notices instructed customers to discontinue use of and discard the affected kit lots listed in the customer notice; review your inventory of the products to determine your laboratory's replacement needs; review the UMDR and or the UFSN with their Medical Director, In the US, the method of distribution is FedEx and Outside the US the distribution is determined at the country level; complete and return the Field Correction Effectiveness Check Form via Fax to: Customer Care Center at (312) 275-7795 within 30 days, and retain this letter with your laboratory records, and forward this letter to those who may have received this product. If you have any questions, please contact your Siemens Customer Care Center or your local Siemens technical support representative.


  • Model / Serial
    UDI 00630414985718/Catalog # LKCM1(D): Kit lot D0330;  UDI 00630414963747/Catalog # LKCM1: Kit lots 0330, 0331
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution- US (Nationwide) and countries of: United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Belarus, Switzerland, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Egypt, Spain, France, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Jordan, Canary Islands, Kyrgyzstan, Rep. Korea (S), Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Macedonia, Mexico, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Peru, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Paraguay, Qatar, Romania, Russian Fed., Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, El Salvador, Syria, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Serbia,and South Africa.
  • Product Description
    IMMULITE/ IMMULITE 1000 Systems CMM CMV IgM Assay, REF/Catalog Number LKCM1(D) - 100 tests (US), Siemens Material Number (SMN) 10370301 (US), Unique Device Identification Number (UDI) 00630414985718 (US); and REF/Catalog Number LKCM1 - 100 tests (OUS); SMN 10381296 (OUS), UDI 00630414963747 (OUS); IVD --- Made in UK Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products Ltd., Glyn Rhonwy, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4EL UK || For in vitro diagnostic use with the IMMULITE Systems Analyzers for the qualitative detection of IgM antibodies to Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in human serum or plasma (EDTA or heparinized), as an aid in the determination of an acute CMV infection.
  • Manufacturer


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