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StatSpin Express 4 Centrifuges Model 510: Class I Recall

Audience: Hospital risk managers, laboratory managers

[Posted 02/26/2010] FDA notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of the StatSpin Express 4 Centrifuges, Model #510, Serial Numbers 00100 through 001679, manufactured and distributed from November, 2007 through January, 2010. The rotor of the centrifuge may break and separate from the motor, striking a safety microswitch so it fails to shut down the centrifuge. The loose rotor may strike the lid of the centrifuge housing which may cause the lid to open and eject pieces of the rotor. These pieces may cause serious physical injury to bystanders and may expose them to blood-borne infectious micro-organisms. 

[02/26/2010 - Recall Notice - FDA]