Hettich Centrifuges with 2050 and 2076 Plastic Rotors: Recall
The device separates the red blood cells from plasma to determine the patient's hematocrit. These recalled devices were distributed from January, 1999 through November, 2009. Hospitals, clinics and laboratories who have the listed centrifuge/rotor combination should immediately stop using the plastic rotors and contact Hettich to have these affected rotors replaced with metal rotors. The centrifuges can be identified by reading the model number on the front of the instrument or the name tag on the rear of the centrifuge; the rotors have the model numbers 2076 or 2050 stamped on them.