Beckman Coulter—J-Lite Cap/Closure Assemblies Used with 1,000 mL Polypropylene and ​Polycarbonate ​Bottles: May Cause the Bottles to Crack

February 29, 2012 | Risk Management News

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In a Septemeber 21, 2011, Product Correction letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, Beckman Coulter states that the cap/closure assemblies below may cause the above bottles to craze, stretch, and/or crack. Bottle crazing, stretching or cracking may result in the loss of sample into the centrifuge chamber, potentially creating a biohazard or chemical hazard. Bottle failure may also cause damage to the rotor, centrifuge drive, or chamber. The manufacturer has not confirmed the...

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