Cl ll AutoMate 1250 and AutoMate 2550

Company:Beckman Coulter Inc.
Date of Enforcement Report 10/24/12
Class ll:

PRODUCT

AutoMate 1250 and AutoMate 2550, Part Numbers ODL25125 and ODL25255. The AutoMate 1200/2500 System Series is a semi-open, pre- and post-analytical sample processing and sorting system. The base system automates the sample sorting, decapping, and archiving processes. Handling and sorting of samples includes automatic detection of the tube type and cap type (color). Optional features include an Aliquot Module for creation of labeled secondary tubes (including the detection of the presence of adequate volume for the requested aliquots) and a Recapper Module to re-seal previously decapped tubes prior to archiving. Recall Number Z-0056-2013

REASON
The recall was initiated because Beckman Coulter has confirmed customer reports of secondary tubes being labeled with two different barcode labels on the AutoMate 2500 Family (previously referred to as OLA2500 Systems) units which can cause misidentification of a sample when software versions lower than version 4.1 is used.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Beckman Coulter Inc., Brea, CA on 4/11/2012. Voluntary: Firm Initiated recall is ongoing.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
468 units

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide and Internationally

___________________________________

About the author

Amy enjoys researching and writing about developments in medical technology and how that intersects with US law. She received her J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2020 and now works as a Regulatory Associate for SoftwareCPR®, a general-purpose regulatory consulting firm that is recognized globally for their expertise with standards and national regulations pertaining to medical device, mobile medical app, and HealthIT software.

What’s New

FDA:  Exemptions, Variances, and Alternate Forms of Adverse Event Reporting for Medical Devices

Manufacturers, importers, and user facilities can request an exemption or variance from any or all of the medical device reporting requirements in 21 CFR Part 803.  Read more:  https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/medical-device-reporting-mdr-how-report-medical-device-problems/exemptions-variances-and-alternate-forms-adverse-event-reporting-medical-devices

Corporate Office

15148 Springview St
Tampa, FL 33624
USA
+1-781-721-2921
Partners located in the US (CA, FL, MA, MN) and Italy.