Recall of Device Recall RapidLab 1265

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
    Glucose oxidase, glucose - Product Code CGA
  • Reason
    D50 and d51 diagnostic error codes are not functional.
  • Action
    Siemens sent an Urgent Field Safety Notice April 2015, to all affected customers. Customers were notified of the recall beginning on May 6, 2015 via Federal Express. Foreign customers were notified starting on May 5, 2015 via method determined by each countries local regulations and procedures. The notification informs customers of the issue and asks customers to do the following: Ensure that the Glucose and Lactate sensor contacts are aligned and completely seated with the contacts on the analyzer, Analyze a minimum of 2 levels of quality control material after installing the sensors, as indicated in the RAPIDLab 1200 Operator's Guide, Review this letter with your Medical Director. Complete and return the Field Correction Effectiveness Check Form attached to this letter within 7 days. Retain this letter with your laboratory records, and forward this letter to those who may have received this product. For further questions please call (800) 242-3233.


  • Model / Serial
    Siemens Material Number (SMN): 10321852, 10470366, 10491395, 10335524
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide Distribution - Nationwide Distribution including Puerto Rico and to the countries of : Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Herzog,Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany,Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, P.R. China, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic Korea, Romania, Russian Fed, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, U.A.E., United Kingdom, Venezuela and Vietnam.
  • Product Description
    The Rapidlab 1265 system is a blood gas analyzer used for laboratory testing of blood gases, electrolytes, metabolites and CO-oximetry in arterial, venous and capillary whole || blood samples.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc, 333 Coney St, East Walpole MA 02032-1516
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source