Recall – Automated sampling system communication error

Company: Inpeco S.A.
Date of Enforcement Report: 6/10/2020
Class II

PRODUCT

FlexLab Automation System with Advia2120LAS Interface Module (P/N FLX-219-00, FLX-219-10), ImmunoCAP 1000 Interface Module (P/N FLX-226-01, FLX-226-10), or StaRRsed Interface Module (P/N FLX-268-00)is a modular system designed to automate Pre-Analytical and Post-Analytical processing, sample handling in order to automate sample processing in the Laboratory. The systems consolidate multiple Analytical instruments into a unified workstation.

Recall Number: Z-2140-2020

REASON

The identified problem is an erroneous association between the carrier and the sample tube caused by a communication error between the firmware of the Interface Modules and the Automation software. This problem can occur only when one of these Interface Modules is put off-line after a carrier in their secondary lane is physically returned on the main track and then put back on-line when the carrier is used to transport another tube.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

Inpeco S.A. on 4/7/2020. Voluntary:  Firm Initiated recall is ongoing.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

37 systems

DISTRIBUTION

US Nationwide

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

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