Recall of Device Recall SYNCHRON System(s) Rheumatoid Factor (RF) 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.

Learn more about the data here
  • 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, rheumatoid factor - Product Code DHR
  • Reason
    The recall was initiated because beckman coulter testing indicated that rheumatoid factor (rf) reagent lot m907325 will not remain stable to the labeled expiration date.
  • Action
    The firm Beckman Coulter, sent a "URGENT: PRODUCT CORRECTIVE ACTION" letter dated June 25, 2010 to the consignees/customers. The letter described the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to take the following actions: *Discontinue use and discard appropriately Rheumatoid Factor (RF) reagent lot M907325 *Contact their Customer Service Representative at (800) 526-3821 in the United States or (800) 463-7828 in Canada to discuss reagent replacement options. *Complete and return the FAX BACK RESPONSE FORM via fax to (714) 961-4234 or mail to: Beckman Coulter, Inc., Attn: Regulatory Affairs, 250 S. Kraemer Blvd., Brea, California 92821, Mail Code E2.SE.08 Consignees/customers were asked to share this information with laboratory staff and retain this notification as part of their laboratory Quality System documentation. If consignees/customers forwarded the affected products listed above to another laboratory, then they need to also provide a copy of the Product Corrective Action letter to the laboratory. If they have any questions regarding this Product Corrective Action letter, consignees were told to call Beckman Coulter Customer Support Center (Hotline) at (800) 854-633 in the United States and Canada.


  • Model / Serial
    Lot #M907325
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA including states of: AZ, CA, CO, IA, PA, NH, NV, NY, and WA; and countries of: Belgium, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Russian Federation, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    SYNCHRON System(s) Chemistry RF Rheumatoid Factor Part Number 475136 || RF reagent, when used in conjunction with SYNCHRON LX System(s), UniCel DxC 600/800 System(s) and SYNCHRON Systems CAL 5 Plus, is intended for quantitative determination of Rheumatoid Factor concentration in human serum or plasma.
  • Manufacturer


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