Recall of Device Recall SYNCHRON System(s) Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Reagent

According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration, this recall involved a device in United States that was produced by Beckman Coulter 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
    Immunoglobulin A (Ig-A) Reagent - Product Code DEW
  • Reason
    The recall was initiated after beckman coulter inc. confirmed reports of high recovery of immunoglobulin a (iga) in proficiency surveys or patient samples using synchron ig-a reagent lots m812164 or m902345. using these reagent lots, some samples deficient in iga have yielded results in the normal range. other samples with normal levels of iga have yielded falsely high results.
  • Action
    A Product Corrective Action (PCA) letter was sent on the week of June 28, 2010 to the affected customers. The letter provided the customers with an explanation of the problem identified and advised customers to discontinue use of the affected lots of the SYNCHRON System(s) Immunoglobulin A (Ig-A) Reagent. Customers were instructed to: (1) Discontinue use of Ig-A reagent lots M812164 and M902345. Contact your Customer Service Representative at (800) 526-3821 in the United States or (800) 463-7828 in Canada or contact your local Beckman Coulter Representative to discuss reagent replacement options. (2) You may need to re-evaluate samples for IgA that were tested with either of the listed lots of Ig-A reagent. (3) Please complete and return the enclosed response form within 10 days so that we may maintain our records. Customers were also instructed to share this information with your laboratory staff and retain this notification as part of your Quality System documentation. If you have forwarded the affected products listed above to another laboratory, please provide a copy of this letter to them. If they have any questions regarding this Product Corrective Action letter, customers were told to contact our Customer Support Center (Call Center) on the Beckman Coulter website at Support/Support Requests, or call (800) 854-3633 in the United States and Canada.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot Numbers: M812164, M902345
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    US Nationwide & Canada
  • Product Description
    SYNCHRON System(s) Immunoglobulin A (Ig-A) Reagent, Part Number: 467920
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Beckman Coulter Inc., 200 S Kraemer Blvd, Brea CA 92821-6208
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source