Recall of Unicel DXC and SYNCHRON LX Clinical Systems

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
    Analyzer, Chemistry (Photometric, Discrete), For Clinical Use - Product Code JJE
  • Reason
    This recall was initiated because beckman coulter has confirmed that for user-defined chemistries (udrs), the polychrome correction is not automatically updated when wavelengths are modified.
  • Action
    The firm, Beckman Coulter, sent an "URGENT: PRODUCT CORRECTIVE ACTION (PCA)" letter dated October 20, 2010 with attached PCA Response Form (via US Postal Service for US Customers) to all customers who purchased Synchron LX and UniCel¿¿ DxC Clinical Systems Operating Software (all versions). The letter describes the product, problem and actions to be taken. The customers were instructed to do the following: -After modifying any UDR wavelength, they MUST reboot to apply the update of the polychrome correction. -If the modified UDR requires calibration, recalibrate after rebooting. - Complete and return the enclosed RESPONSE FORM within 10 days via fax to (714) 961-4234 or mail to: Beckman Coulter, Inc., Attn: Regulatory Affairs, 250 S. Kraemer Blvd, PO Box 8000, Brea, California, 92282-8000; Mail Code E2.SE.08. In addition, the customers were instructed to share this information with their laboratory staff and retain this notification as part of their laboratory Quality System documentation. If customers forwarded any of the affected product listed above to another laboratory, please provide a copy of this letter to them. If customers have any questions regarding this Product Corrective Action letter, please call Beckman's Customer Support Center (Hotline) at (800) 854-3633 in the United States and Canada or


  • Model / Serial
    Part Number: 466200  Subsequent Product Codes: CDS, CEK, CEM, CEO, CGA, CGX, CGZ, CIX, JFL, JFP, JGS, JIX
  • Product Classification
  • Device Class
  • Implanted device?
  • Distribution
    Worldwide distribution: USA (nationwide) and countries including:Angola, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macao, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Nez Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom.
  • Product Description
    Synchron¿ LX 20 || The Synchron LX Systems are fully automated, computer-controlled clinical chemistry analyzers designed for the in vitro determination of a variety of general chemistries, therapeutic drugs, and other chemistries. Analysis can be performed on serum, plasma, urine, or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); (sample type is chemistry dependent). Additionally, Synchron LX PRO Systems include Closed Tube Sampling (CTS) and Large Particle Immuno Assay (LPIA).
  • Manufacturer


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