Recall of MicroScan Pos Combo Panel Type 33

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
    Manual antimicrobial susceptibility test systems - Product Code JWY
  • Reason
    Siemens investigation confirmed that a portion one lot of panel pos combo 33 lot was packaged without desiccants. the substrates on a panel packaged without a desiccant may deteriorate over time due to exposure to additional moisture in the panel pouch.
  • Action
    Siemens sent an Urgent Medical Device Recall letter dated April 8, 2014, to all affected customers. Letters advised users of the recalled product with catalog number, Siemens Material Number and Lot number as well as the reason for recall. The risk to health was explained as well as the recommendation for discussing the content of the letter with the medical director regarding the need to review previous test results. Customers are asked to discontinue use and discard any remaining inventory of the PC33 panel 2014-09-12. All other lot numbers are not impacted. The attached confirmation receipt is to be completed and returned and the letter should remain with laboratory records. Questions should be directed to Siemens Customer Care Center. For further questions call (916) 374-3031.


  • Model / Serial
    Catalog number B10170211; Siemens Material number (SMN): 1071530, lot number 2014-09-12.: Expiration date 2014-09-12.
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Nationwide Distribution including Puerto Rico and to the states of : CT, GA, NC, OK, NY, SC, KY, TN, CA, WA, OR, NJ, OH, PA, FL, MI, TX, WI, MO and NH.
  • Product Description
    MicroScan Pos Combo Panel Type 33 (PC33): || Catalog number B1017-211 || MicroScan Pos Combo 33 B1017-211 panels are designed for use in determining quantitative and /or qualitative antimicrobial agent susceptibility and/or identification to the species level of colonies, grown on solid media, of rapidly growing || aerobic and facultative anaerobic gram-positive bacteria.
  • Manufacturer


  • Manufacturer Address
    Beckman Coulter, Inc., 2040 Enterprise Blvd, West Sacramento CA 95691-3427
  • Manufacturer Parent Company (2017)
  • Source