Recall of Device Recall Siemens Dimension(R) Phosphorus (PHOS) Flex(R) reagent cartridge (DF61)

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
    Phosphomolybdate (colorimetric), inorganic phosphorus - Product Code CEO
  • Reason
    Siemens healthcare diagnostics has initiated a voluntary field action for dimension(r) phos flex(r) reagent due to reagent interaction causing falsely depressed creatinine results when ezcr is processed from open wells that are in close proximity to open wells of phos reagent.
  • Action
    Siemens sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter dated February 22 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product the problem and the action needed to be taken by the customer. Action to be taken by Customer: 1. Customers with two or more Dimension systems should perform testing of PHOS and EZCR on separate Dimension systems. 2. Customers with only one Dimension system should discontinue use of either PHOS or EZCR on the Dimension system. Please contact your local sales representative to discuss alternate solutions that will best meet the needs of your laboratory. Please complete the attached Effectiveness Check form and fax it to the Siemens Technical Solutions Center at (302) 631-8467, to indicate you have received the information. If you have any questions, please contact the Siemens Technical Solutions enter or your local Siemens technical support representative. We apologize for the disruption this situation will cause your laboratory. We are working diligently to resolve this issue with a permanent solution. .


  • Model / Serial
    Lot numbers DC3078, exp 3/19/13; DA3092, exp 4/2/13; FB3109, exp 4/19/13; BC3127, exp 5/7/13; BB3152, exp 6/1/13; EC3166, exp 6/15/13; BB3190, exp 7/9/13; DA3212, exp 7/31/13; EA3233, exp 8/21/13; FB3260, exp 9/17/13; DA3319, exp 11/15/13; DA3320, exp 11/16/13; GC3337, exp 12/3/13; FB3346, exp 12/12/13; CB4014, exp 1/14/14; and FB4029, exp 1/29/14.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution including the states of AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, and WV.
  • Product Description
    Siemens Dimension(R) Phosphorus (PHOS) Flex(R) reagent cartridge (DF61) || The Phosphorus (PHOS) method used on the Dimension(R) clinical chemistry system is an in vitro diagnostic test intended for the quantitative measurement of phosphorus in human serum, plasma, and 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